Phone manufacturers suffer attack of the common sense
It's only taken the major mobile phone manufacturers a decade (and the rest) to get their heads together and come up with the most bleedingly obvious thought that customers have been screaming at them for roughly just as long: "Why the chuffing hell isn't there one mobile phone charger that fits all mobile phones?"
Mark these days in history, tell your children of them, for the manufacturers have now agreed to standardise phone chargers. We're not going to see them for another three years however; until then you'll still have to email round the office asking if anybody has a similar charger when your battery goes flat.
According to out-law.com, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG are among the companies that have signed up to the pact. Industry body the GSM Association said that the companies had chosen a micro-usb as the charging connection standard for phones. Super times, kids. Let's get drunk.