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CEA To Recommend Common Connector

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Nov 24, 2005, 6:37 AM

Hate the idea!!!

I will be honest that as a sales rep I hate the idea that all chargers might be universal. I hope everyone realizes that if this happens all it will really is force companies to raise the price of others things such as the phones, the plans, etc. Companies will not loose those profits, they will just makes them up somewhere else.

In my mind it falls same idea of using a standard ui for all phones. Let the phone manufactures have there independence and differentiators
Prices on the phones have dropped too low. That's the whole problem. A universal charger may seem to hurt sales, but in reality, it won't. Here's why:

1) People are still going to buy the chargers.
2) You don't have to carry 100 different charg...

Nov 23, 2005, 2:19 PM

anyone else hear a hallelujah chorus?

this will make my life SOOOOO much easier.. carriers will hate it though they probably make a fortune off charger sales
What, charging $20-$30 for a $3 charger is profitable?

Nov 23, 2005, 11:41 PM

It is more than the plug

They are talking cradles, not only the connector. Whatever connector they choose, there will need to be a standard geometry for a cradle mount.
There really aren't that many phones that use a charging cradle anymore. Besides, making one standard for the cradle, then all the phones will look virtually the same.

Nov 23, 2005, 4:15 PM

Don't count on it...

There is way too much money in accessory sales for stores and too much money that would be lost. I would bet my left nut that this will not happen anytime in the near future.
If they get a standard, and all of us could help push it, those companies that use it will accrue an enormous boost in sales.

Nov 22, 2005, 4:31 PM


That's my vote.
definately mini usb.
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