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    Universal Phone Charger Approved

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    There have been several reports in the last few months about the push by carriers to adopt a universal charger for mobile devices. Well, it looks like it might come sooner then later.

    via Cnet: "A standard for a universal phone charger was approved this week by the International Telecommunication Union, a branch of the United Nations.

    The Universal Charging Solution will enable the creation of one-size-fits-all chargers that can be used on any future phone, according to the ITU.

    The standard is based on input from the GSM Association, which expects the shift to eliminate 51,000 tons of redundant chargers, or 13.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year."

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    It's about time. This is very good news. I'm sure there was some resistance from those who stand to lose money but it's still the correct thing to do. Start cleaning out your junk drawers and tossing all those old chargers

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    ^^ Agreed on all fronts.

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    Finally...
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    ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!! I have more chargers than radioshak in my car/home/gf's house/parent's house/even at work no lie
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    So, is it going to be a mini-usb as pictured or micro as previously rumored?
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    i just picked up a universal micro usb charger from the verizon store for use with my wifes storm. works great. $14
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    The standard is going to be micro. The manufacturers I believe had decided on that over the summer.
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