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    News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Prompted by the European Commission, the major phone makers commit to the standard from 2010.
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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    So that is another cable I have to have plugged in. I mean why could they just not have gone with mini-usb? Would have been so much easier

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    I notice HTC is not among those on the list...
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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    +1 for preferred mini-USB, can't ever make anything simple...

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    All using 1 charger will be wonderfull, micro-usb rather than mini is a pain though.

    My nokia N95 was a huge pain when i got it, mini-usb on the bottom for data syncing, yet it cant charge over mini-usb, have to use the Nokia chargers... huge pain when plugged into a pc

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    my SE charger was stolen ages ago when someone broke in to our car on our holiday....i never bought another one

    got my really old set off lego out, and built a docking station for my w910i using the USB cable. TBH i even prefere it to the charger now, since its so much easier to come in plug it in and it charges while i move music, films around etc
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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Hurrah for a common charger standard. Boo hiss for not using the appropaching-ubiquitous mini-USB. Wonder how long it'll be before we start seeing mini-USB to micro-USB adapters doing the rounds...

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Really happy with this. One of the things i now take for granted with my BB is the ability to just plug it into any pc to charge over usb. Always a usb lead kicking around at home/work. You can pick up a mini to micro usb adapter for a couple of quid as well for future proofing current devices. Once standard is adopted will be good to not hear the old "Anyone got a Ericsson/Nokia/etc etc charger" queries any more

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Not long Scaryjim, not long at all.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products?cli...snum=841924705

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Wonder how long it'll be before we start seeing mini-USB to micro-USB adapters doing the rounds...
    Like these http://www.amazon.co.uk/usb-mini-mic...6282984&sr=8-1

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Apple doing it? You mean they have conceded and doing away with their current plug?!

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Micro-USB is a pretty sensible idea as it gives the benefits of a small connector like the old Nokia one and a usb connection. Converting older mini-usb to micro shouldn't be too hard in either direction.

    Hopefully SE will bundle this up date with Micro-SD as well and I can say good bye to M3 and SE Port.

    Next up: MP3 players

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Stringent View Post
    Apple doing it? You mean they have conceded and doing away with their current plug?!
    Well sort of, their phones will only charge when you give the secret handshake, and they won't talk to PCs

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    No they will come out with Nano-USB becuase micro isn't micro enough, but it will be part of the open standard even though only they sell the Nano to Micro adapters

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    Re: News - Micro-USB becomes European phone charger standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster View Post
    No they will come out with Nano-USB becuase micro isn't micro enough, but it will be part of the open standard even though only they sell the Nano to Micro adapters
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