Cell Phone Manufacturers Promise Charger Standardization… Again


By Evan Ackerman

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the GSM Association (which includes such members as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, and AT&T) has agreed for seriously we mean it this time they swear that they’re going to make all most the majority of handsets micro-USB charger compliant soon by 2012. I’m sure they’re just doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, and not because the European Union was threatening legal action, but let’s just say I’ll be more than a little bit shocked if cell phone manufacturers manage to give up the lucrative proprietary accessory market just because it’s a good idea that will make things easier for consumers and better for the environment.