O2 and HTC to flog phone without charger
There's a good chance that, for absolutely no reason, you have a variety of chargers lying around your house, for phones you no longer own. Tucked away in the back of a cupboard, they're merging into one giant electrical rat-king (warning - that link could make you puke).
And so, with that in mind, O2 and HTC have together decided that a new phone won't come with a charger at all. On the surface, it sounds like a bit of a swizz, but it does make sense.
According to O2, 70% of customers who buy a new smartphone already have the charger to go with it which means 100 million+ chargers left in drawers. Obviously, O2 are saying that this is a move to be more environmentally friendly, but really, it'll save them a few bob which, presumably, they won't pass on to the customer.
Naturally, you’ll still be able to buy one separately if this is the first HTC phone you've bought, and if you don't like the idea of buying one on top of your phone cost, there'll be a USB cable in the package, so you can charge your phone through your computer or whatever.
Or, if you know someone who has had a couple of HTC phones, chances are, they'll have spares you can have. All-in-all, it doesn't seem like a bad idea at all.