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New USB Connector Created For Mobile Phones

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Jan 4, 2007, 4:18 PM   by (staff)

The spec for a new USB designed with the needs of mobile phones in mind was completed today. The USB Implementers Forum announced the Micro-USB connector standard. The connector is not only smaller than Mini USB to accommodate shrinking phone designs, it is also more durable. The sleeve of Micro-USB connectors will be made of stainless steel and the connector has hooks that will help keep the device securely connected. Micro-USB supports regular transfer as well as On-The-Go connectivity for hooking phones to printers and other peripherals. No phones have been announced with new connector yet, however Nokia was named as an interested party by the USB-IF.



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Jan 4, 2007, 9:25 PM

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

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'...
I think it is a great idea. We, as an industry and even as a country, should never stimiey ingenuity and advancement. The US is already so far behind Asia as far as technology we should never not adopt and use a newer technology, advancement is key....

Jan 4, 2007, 5:10 PM

USB Connector and Charger

All USB connector to phones should be REQUIRED to be the charger at the same time.
Yep, I definetly like that, standardization is a huge plus, that way if most phones had micro-USB, and my phone was almost dead, and I was at someone's house, and they had the same charger, bing bang boom, I could charge my phone using they're charger...
What is this communism? How can you possibly consider forcing businesses to use any one charging port? That is what a communist govt woujld do. We are a free market here in the US, free market means choice to use whatever charger the manufacturer f...

Jan 4, 2007, 5:09 PM

And the band played on...

...while USB connector after USB connector standard was abandoned in favor of a new USB connector standard.

Who do they think they're foolin'?
It is amazing to me that everyone wants standardization, but when VZW standardizes there menu layout they get flamed. Some people on this board so so inconsistent. BTW way muchdrama I am not refering to you specifically, you just opened up the thread...
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