I’m very glad to hear that the leading mobile manufacturers have finally agreed to a standard interface for power charging for their mobile phones. I’m especially pleased to hear that they’re considering the micro-usb interface which many cellphones already have. Hopefully they’ll take a bit more intelligence and allow multiple uses for the interface, which would hopefully include charging from your notebook. It would be fantastic to do away with all the different cables that come for mobile phones. Ideal solution: a single micro-usb interface for charging and interfacing with a notebook / workstation. Surely that would lead to reduced costs and increased effeciency on their production line?
Story from ITWeb here: Mobiles to have same charging socket.