Mobile Phone Charger To Be Used By All 2011

Are you a person that continually upgrades your mobile phone but cannot bear to dispose of your old handset along with its charger? Months later, you find a mass of chargers in your bottom drawer of your kitchen which really serve no purpose. Recent news has come through that a single type charger coming soon will be available for all mobile devices.

According to The Telegraph.co.uk, 14 major mobile phone manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, RIM and so on, had already signed up to this new concept back in 2009. Its only now, that new details from the European Commission have been sent out to them in relation to this. The detail includes that of a micro-USB connector with jack being used that the 14 as well as others have agreed on using. It is hoped that devices will benefit from these as early as this year.

Antonio Tajani, European Commission’s Vice President followed this up by saying,”Now it is time for industry to show its commitment to sell mobile phones for the new charger. The common charger will make life easier for customers, reduce waste and benefit businesses. It is a true win-win situation.” He followed on by saying, “Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones is not only a major inconvenience for users, but also a considerable environmental problem. Users who want to change their mobile phones must usually acquire a new charger and dispose of the old one, even if it is in good condition.”

The DailyMail.co.uk reported that over 51,000 tons of duplicate chargers are manufactured each year and that by having just one universal charger should eliminate this waste.

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