So the EU Commission has gotten agreement from 10 major phone manufacturers on a common mobile phone charger.
This means people will no longer need to ask questions such as “Do you have a Nokia charger” or whatever. The common charger will be based on Mini-USB. According to the BBC there are more than 30 different types of chargers for handsets throughout Europe.
The 10 companies who have agreed to this measure are:
- Research in Motion
- Sony Ericsson
- Texas Instruments
Those companies account for 90% of Mobile Phone sales in the EU. I think this is good news for Consumers and well done to the Commission and in particular to Günter Verheugen, the Commissioner for Enterprise.