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should have make universal battery form-factor like ATX casing that comes with a few diff sizes. And make phone have no battery build-in

applies to phone/tablet/laptops

I would like that. At least as an optional standard, sort of like "AA for lithium". Forcing every item to pick one of these battery sizes might be over the top a bit but sure would make green people happier. One of the Nokia batteries is basically a standard already, I think it's the one that was in 3110. Several of the gadgets I have ordered use that (GPS dongle, for example) I have also seen some of the China phones using that, for example, one that I noticed recently was using two of these Nokia batteries. Granted for today's usage it should be a bit thinner probably if it would be used in smartphones widely. But it sure would be nice to have exchangeable battery in a tablet or smartphone.
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I like the Apple adapter actually the mUSB connector is complete rubish and fragile if you ask me why would I want a port that I have on a 50 dollar external HDD on my 800 dollar phone.
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Sigh...am I the only one who sees this as a bad thing for the fact it assumes there's going to be no better design in the future or that nothing will replace mUSB? Does this mean Qi/wireless charging is "illegal"? Also, if someone(s) own the design I assume they're going to enjoy a nice boost in profits. There are things that should be regulated and there are far more that have no real need for it. This falls under the later. rolleyes.gif

Would the phone only rely on wireless charging today? Then if so, yes, that would be in foul of regulations. Wireless charging isn't prevalent, so there is no reason to push it as the ONLY method of charging a device, unless you're screwballs like Apple and have a propitiatory agenda.

Having Wireless charging ona device, alongside the standard mUSB? Totally fine, probably encouraged.

If another standard (universal and open) comes into existence, and is better, there's a good chance the consortium would move to adopt it, as they did mUSB.

Also, this is really just a massive dig at Apple, which is probably the last manufacturer to use a propitiatory connector.
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I like the Apple adapter actually the mUSB connector is complete rubish and fragile if you ask me why would I want a port that I have on a 50 dollar external HDD on my 800 dollar phone.

The price of those two things are totally irrelevant.
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post #35 of 80
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Not relevant, No one's creating a new "standard" they're actually picking one.
(The comic is a reference to software not hardware/ Even if it mentions A/C chargers it wouldn't be applicable, there's pretty much one type of charger and it's cylindrical, all the rest are for data and charging)

It's applicable because it is a reference to standards (plus it's just funny). You must be a ton of fun at parties.
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The price of those two things are totally irrelevant.
Well I don't want a cheap connector like that on a phone which I pay big for especially since some of that money is to make it feel like a luxury product.
Any high end phone should have a good connector and yes I'm all for a universal charger but then don't make it a $ 0,10 connector
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It's gotten to the point where I won't buy a tablet, phone, ect if it uses a proprietary connector. It's too much of a hassle. Even Sony, decided with their new slim VITA, to put a Micro USB connector on it, rather than their initial proprietary vita charger.

The good thing about standardized charging ports, if no matter where you bring your device, you can be confident in knowing someone around you will have a charger.
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post #38 of 80
Whats all the fuss about? This is a complete non-issue. This has been in the pipeline for the last five years and manufactures already switched to microusb in anticipation, besides Apple. Any problems with the micro-usb port on your phone can be engineered away.
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Aren't we, the consumers, fine with micro USB and Qi? I know I am. I wouldn't mind replacing all my microUSB cables with something similar to Apple's lightning connector(I like it) but as it stands I don't see this as a problem in need of addressing.
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Apples proprietary connector for all their devices is what is uncalled for.. ( wouldnt even be so bad if they stuck to a single one, But introducing a new one last year??? really apple? )

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