Europe adopts microUSB standard for smart phones

Europe adopts microUSB standard for smart phones
Whoever came up with the idea must be pure genius. We've always had a thing for microUSB connections on our handsets; it just makes it so much easier rather than seeing proprietary ones. U.S. consumers need to wait a bit longer before a standard is adopted, but Europe is taking the the stance on finally making the bold move. The European Commission is being backed up with their implementation of microUSB as the standard for smart phones. Manufacturers led by Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Apple, NEC, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments will be supporting it and releasing devices in Europe next year with it in mind. Of course there are plenty of positive effects from this decision – less throwing away of chargers and decreased waste. No word as to when or if this standard will be brought along to other handsets. So who does this benefit? For starters it'll be those consumers from across the big pond, but U.S. consumers may need to hold out until some course of action is started. Just don't throw away those other chargers in the mean time.

source: Yahoo via Engadgetmobile

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3 Comments

1. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

the US needs to do the same thing it would make it easier buying travel chargers for phones and not having to worry about which one you need to buy. it took me about half an hour of calling to find a store that had one for my samsung alias 2.

2. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

its about damn time just use that micro usb for data transfer/ charging/ headset like on the bb pearl its simple, compact, and SHOULD BE THE STANDARD

3. MTLance unregistered

Man now I'm worried if I lost my connection cable for a smartphone, because you have to pay shit load of cash for the manufacturer to get another one.

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