mobile fair-mobiles to have same charging socket by 2012
Industry group GSMA said on Tuesday that key mobile industry players have agreed to install phones with the same power outlets by 2012.
The company says the phone will have a micro-USB interface that has been used to transfer pictures from a digital camera to a computer.
The first companies that have signed the change include Nokia NOK1V. HE, LG (003550. KS), Motorola MOT. N, Samsung (005930. KS)
Sony Ericsson (6758. T)(ERICb. ST).
Operators such as AT&T (T. N), Orange FTE. Telefónica (PA)TEF. MC), T-Mobile (DTEGn. DE)and Vodafone (VOD. L)
It is also part of the initiative.
In the end it wants the phone to ship without a charging plug and Cable, the GSMA said, because everyone has a charging plug and cable.
This will also reduce waste and possibly save energy, the organization said, as the agreement requires the charger to meet efficiency targets. (
Niclas Mika reports;
Editor David Cowell)