One-Size-Fits-All Power Charger
Manufacturers have agreed to create a single one-size-fits-all power charger, thus the expectation of a standard PSU interface will be used. The approach is being applied to data-enabled mobile phones for models to be distributed in 2011 according to the EU, as reported by Business Week:
Business Week identify the manufacturers as Apple, Emblaze Mobile, Huawei Technologies, LGE, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung, SonyEricsson, TCT Mobile, Texas Instruments.
The news of a single charger has been around for a while but is a useful reminder as apparently the 2011 handsets wont be supplied with charger according to the Business Week article.
Handsets with the new charger design could prove helpful when we are examining mobile phones where there is no charger supplied with the 'exhibit' or the customer's DFE.