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Well, the European Commission is looking to put an end to the collection of cords. The Commission will adopt micro-USB as the universal charging standard for all smartphones sold in Europe starting in 2011. The commission chose to adopt the standard back in August after nearly twelve months of debate.
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Fourteen manufacturers will participate in the agreement, including Apple, Nokia, RIM and Samsung.
Very interesting. Apple is going to ditch their proprietary connector & start using standard USB. Doesn't state if it's Micro or Mini USB though.
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Pointless.
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I wouldn't mind that here, keeps it simple.
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Everything seems to be USB now a days anyways. Except for some of the stubborn companies that insist on using proprietary charging cables.
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Pointless.
Why?
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my phone is micro usb, its too easy to bend it when charging though so to be perfectly honest I don't think apple should do this.
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my phone is micro usb, its too easy to bend it when charging though so to be perfectly honest I don't think apple should do this.
I've found this problem on my mother's old Motorola that used MicroUSB. I much rather prefer MiniUSB. But I understand that phones are getting smaller and you need smaller plugs etc. But ugh!
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Why?
Because having a standard is unnecesary and doesn't help anyone. It's pointless regulation.

A self-adopted standard is different though.

Plus Micro USB sucks, miniUSB is more common and better.
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I like mini-b much better, it feels so much more solid

I have a bunch of them and i keep them everywhere as my:

-mp3 player
-camera
-dslr (use a card reader usually though)
-phone
-psp

all use mini-b.
 
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