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HTC to equip most of its phones with a 3.5mm audio jack

HTC to equip most of its phones with a 3.5mm audio jack
For many cellphone buyers, a measurement as small as 1mm can be a deal breaker. The audio jack on many handsets is where music lovers can plug in earphones or headphones, obtaining privacy while listening to nothing but their favorite music. While the industry standard on these jacks is 3.5mm, many cellphones have a 2.5mm outlet which means buying additional plugs to make your favorite pair of headphones fit.

Some cellphone makers have just started to understand the simple math of the problem-a 3.5mm plug cannot fit into a 2.5mm jack. Many of the new, top of the line smart and feature phones are starting to come with a 3.5mm sized opening. For some manufacturers, this concept is just hitting home. For example, out of the 30 plus devices that HTC has released, only 3 have come with the standard sized jack. (The HTC Touch HD, the Advantage X7510 and the Hero are the trio that were built with the larger jack) But now, HTC has announced that most of its future releases will come with the standard sized audio jack. While the company didn't say that all of its future devices would be so equipped, we would imagine that most of the high end handsets will have that extra mm that means so much for many cellphone buyers.

source: MobileCrunch via UnwiredView

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4 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

About Damn Time!!! Bravo HTC!! Finally!

2. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

"Some cellphone makers have just started to understand the simple math of the problem-a 3.5mm plug cannot fit into a 2.5mm jack" in situations like this I find that if you just keep pounding away it'll usually end up in the hole

3. Maarek Stele

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2008

There is a headphone jack on the "dongle" but not directly on the phone itself. That does make connections annoying, but you do have both a headset connection and a headphone connection.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1142; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

i am just happy they put a headphone jack on the phone I hate using a adapter my 6700 had a adapter my touch used a adapter and my touch pro uses a adapter, and I do understand why most cellphones use a 2.5mm because its the standard plug for a telephone. ye yea I know most of you dont have a home phone but phones have always used a 2.5mm also it encourages people to buy a headset that has a microphone on it so you can use it like a phone (kind of a silly concept why would people want to talk on there phones)

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