New USB Connector Created For Mobile Phones
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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Don't think this will catch... Hope this doesn't catch...
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'...
USB Connector and Charger
And the band played on...
Who do they think they're foolin'?