The Universal Mobile Phone Charger - 2012

At last there is now an official plan to introduce a universal charger for mobile phones. The GSM Association (GSMA) together with the initial industry leaders such as 3 Group, AT&T, KTF, LG, mobilkom austria, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile and Vodafone have pledge to introduce a […]

At last there is now an official plan to introduce a universal charger for mobile phones. The GSM Association (GSMA) together with the initial industry leaders such as 3 Group, AT&T, KTF, LG, mobilkom austria, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile and Vodafone have pledge to introduce a universal charging solution (UCS) by 2012.

They have decided on micro-usb charger connection such as the one found on the Blackberry Storm.  UCS chargers will also include a 4-star or higher efficiency rating, which is up to three times more energy-efficient than an unrated chargers.

There is also the potential to cut up to 50% of mobile phone chargers being manufactured each year, resulting in a potential drop of 13.6 to 21.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses each year.

Sources:
http://www.gsmworld.com/newsroom/press-releases/2009/2548.htm

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