Common sense wins as universal mobile charger is coming
Good old common sense has scored a major victory and is today running around with its underduds on its head, shouting ‘w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t!’ That’s because there’s finally a universal mobile phone charger on its way, one that should fit almost all models.
According to some secret dossier or other, the bosses of the mobile manufacturers all got dressed up like their best handsets one night last year for a clandestine meet-up in an underground car park. Once there, they agreed to forge ahead with a charger that we could all use, without having to build up a collection of different ones at home or gather all of your colleagues together so you can check theirs before you borrow one.
The European Commission have rubber-stamped the idea and the new-style charger (which will come with a mini-USB connector) should be in our world some time next year.
Thanks to BW reader Tom Pickering.