Do you remember a earlier post in Mobile Gyaan mentioning “Mobile handsets to get universal charging solutions”? It was a decision by all major handset manufacturers, at the world mobile congress held at Barcelona, to embed a common charging port on all their handsets that would reduce the burden of mobile phone users to carry different chargers for different mobiles they hold.
Now, slowly we see this concept getting into the system. Recently in Europe, 10 mobile manufacturers agreed to manufacture mobile phones that will be having a common charger. Here are the list of those 10 manufacturers that stepped forward for this innovative initiative.
- RIM (Research In Motion)
- Sony Ericsson
- Texas Instruments
This implies that a Apple (iPhone) user can use the chargers that comes in the package of Nokia handset (or any other handsets mentioned earlier) or vice versa. Doesn’t it seem to be a bliss for all mobile users as they need not have to carry multiple chargers while travelling away from home or office?
Work around for Common Chargers for Indians
Hope the system of common chargers will soon be seen in India too. But temporarily there is a work around for those wanting not to carry multiple chargers. As seen in the image below, you can get a 5-in-1 charger converter from a local mobile accessory store that can be plugged into a Nokia charger and the output has 5 different type of pins that can be used in almost any mobiles like Nokia, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG, RIM, etc.
Such 5-in-1 charger converters can be made available easily for just 50-100 rupees.