Last week European Commission (EU) standardized the Mobile phone charger to be common from all the major brands. Down the line this is spreading to the mobile world. All Major brands including Nokia, Apple, LG, Motorola, NEC, Qualcomm, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung, SonyEricsson, TCT Mobile (ALCATEL mobile phones), Emblaze Mobile, Huawei, Texas Instruments and Atmel signed an MOU in June 2009. Now they would like to implement the same as initiated by EU.
EU says the common charger will make life easier for consumers, reduce waste and benefit businesses. It is a true win-win situation. The new chargers will use the micro-USB connector. However, many smartphones and mobile phones from Nokia, Samsung, and LG etc released in the recent times were capable of charging with their own charge pin and through the USB port as-well. Nokia clarified that "Nokia’s standard 2mm charger will continue to be supported, so standard Nokia chargers will still be useable as well." Anticipating the same with all the other major brands.