[ec] Producers of mobile phones have agreed to harmonise chargers for their products in the EU. In a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”), submitted to the Commission today, the industry commits to provide chargers compatibility on the basis of the Micro-USB connector. This will put an end to waste and to a major inconvenience for users. The first generation of new inter-chargeable mobile phones should reach the EU market from 2010 onwards.
Commission welcomes industry's commitment to provide common chargers for mobile phones