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New USB Connector Created For Mobile Phones

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Don't think this will catch... Hope this doesn't catch...

by maxx233    Jan 4, 2007, 9:25 PM

Maybe it's just me, but mini-USB seems just fine, and I think we need to stay the course with it and ride the technology out to fruition. My thoughts:

1) It's small enough. Anything smaller is just rediculous, or lazily designed to not allow enough room for a mini connection to fit.

2) My main reason for not liking this: mini-USB seems to just be getting pretty standardized. People have mini-usb cables for their digital cameras, their bluetooth headsets, their video cameras, MP3 players, their many different model phones, etc... and it's all the same cable. It's not too difficult to find a cable to charge the phone with when in need, or even transfer data... switching to micro-USB means that even if other industries grab hold, it's going to be years and years before it's as widespread and easy to find as mini-usb is now. We're gaining some ability in a minority market (very very small cellphones, "too small" for mini-usb) in trade for a pain in the ass for the vast majority of consumers and manufacturers alike.

Do not want.

-- maxx

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