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Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Apple, others to adopt micro-USB charging standard for Europe

News by Michael Oryl on Monday June 29, 2009.

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According to a Reuters story posted on eWeek, most of the world's top cell phone manufacturers have agreed to adopt the micro-USB(INFO) port as the standard charging port for all handsets sold in the EU, according to the European Commission.

It has been reported that Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Apple, RIM, NEC, Qualcomm, Research in Motion, and Texas Instruments have all signed on for the new charging port standard, which goes into effect next year. A similar plan for January 1, 2012 has been proposed by the CTIA(INFO) in the United States, while the carrier-led Open Mobile Terminal Platform has also been pushing for micro-USB to be adopted as a standard. The OMTP can claim the likes of AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, T-Mobile, and Vodafone as members.

Private conversations we have had with other companies suggest that there will be others adopting the micro-USB port standard in the near future. [via Phone Scoop]


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