WP7 handsets will be littered with various types of data/charging ports?

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WP7 handsets will be littered with various types of data/charging ports?
As much as how Microsoft has seemingly dictated the hardware specifications that are required to run Windows Phone 7, the talk surrounding charging or data connectivity ports looks to point in a different direction. Although we can expect to not see the Zune connector make an appearance on Windows Phone 7 handsets, the chassis specifications for WP7 doesn't clearly specify the format for its syncing/charging ports. We're quite fond of the usual and some times traditional microUSB and miniUSB ports used in most phones, but there could be the possibility of seeing various proprietary ports on these future devices. There's no denying the love for a universally sound format for these charging/data ports, but the business surrounding cable and charging accessories could point to the same realization some people face still today when purchasing a new handset. If Microsoft is surely listening to some of the criticisms out there, we'd expect this one to be ringing loud and clear right now.

via WMExperts



1. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

I doubt that the charging ports are gonna be different. Most smartphones are already micro usb ports.

2. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

but seeing how they are copying almost everything from apple's play book, i won't be surprise if it turns out to be some sort of proprietary charging syncing port for wp7...

3. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

If true...this is surely a step backwards in technology. The ONLY entity to gain from a decision like this is the cable manufacturers.

4. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

Garbage, another way for these manufacturers to make 2000% profit on a piece of cable necessary to operate yoir device. Oh, and 3000% for the car charger. Can't we all just settle on microUSB and call it a day?

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