Universal Cellphone Chargers... Hooray!

By Jim

It seems that companies these days are aiming to lessen their environmental footprints. Even cellphone manufacturers and network carriers are making a bold move! Who would have thought it was possible for them to contribute! But that they did as news from BBC says that by 2010, participating companies will have a universal phone charger!

Congratulations to Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Orange, 3, AT&T and Vodafone) for working in unity with a very noble objective. Yay! I first heard this news from Natalie del Conte’sLoaded” podcast.

What this means is whatever cellphone unit you use, there is just one charger that fits it… well, by 2012. No need to bring extra chargers in your bags, nor would you stock up your table drawers with 3-4 separate chargers for everyone’s phone units. Great idea eh?

“This is a broad agreement that will move the industry to a single, energy-efficient charger for all mobile phones,” said Michael O’Hara, marketing director for the GSMA.

In a statement, Mitti Storckovius, director of environment, devices at Nokia said: “By supporting this industry initiative on common charging solutions, and enabling consumers to choose if they need a charger with every new device or can re-use existing ones, we can contribute further in improving the industry’s environmental footprint.”

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