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    BlackBerry, iPhone will miss call on new charger

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    theaustralian: A universal charger for mobile phones is expected to debut in January 2012 but Apple iPhone and BlackBerry users shouldn't hold their breath.

    Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion are not part of 17 handset manufacturers and telecommunications providers, including Telstra, working together to develop the charger.

    The unit would initially work on mobile phones by companies such as Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Apple and RIM are not part of the alliance.
    In theory, users would need only one charger to power any handset purchased.

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    Apple's charger is their own, however BlackBerry has the USB and Mini-USB which are both fairly universal for the most part. I wouldn't be surprised if the new connection alliance goes to some sort of USB connection.
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    The standard is supposed to become MicroUSB which all the newest BlackBerries (Storm, Flip, 8900) come with and is reportedly going to be the standard for BlackBerries going forward. The Bold is aparently the last MiniUSB device.

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    Sweet my bluetooth headphones are micro, so ill already have a few chargers laying around when i get an 8900

    The way the title reads, i thought you were saying the charger works but your phone doesnt ring and you have missed calls lol
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    I have found my digital camera usb cord also works in my blackberry without problems so i am content however for others this universal charger is a great idea
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    That's a good idea. Between usb and wall chargers, I've got at least 10 mini usb's hanging around.
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    Ahhh,

    Here's at least one thing users of BB and Iphone can say they have in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldengirl75 View Post
    Ahhh,

    Here's at least one thing users of BB and Iphone can say they have in common.
    that was very good and funny, nicely done
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    Anyone else see the flaw in that article? Why would they say BlackBerry users shouldn't hold their breath when they currently use the charger that will be the universal charger? So what if they are not part of the alliance? They will still have the same charger as everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganns1980 View Post
    That's a good idea. Between usb and wall chargers, I've got at least 10 mini usb's hanging around.


    This is the whole reason they are doing this. By going to the same charger they don't have to ship one with every new phone order and it will save them millions. I have a whole backpack full of chargers from one device or other. If you need one when you order they send you one. They'll probably charge you for it as well.
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    Very good idea cause I find myself using phone after phone and tired of all the different types of chargers hanging by my wall lol
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