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Cell Makers Agree on a Single Charging Plug

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Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, LG, and Nokia have agreed to use micro USB as a charging-plug standard for phones. Your days of buying a bagful of accessories every time you switch phones have come to an end. Well, not quite. You will still have to toss out all your mini USB chargers, as this decision in truth indicates a rejection of that budding de facto standard. Yep, all the carriers and accessories makers will have one last chance to profit before the standard is in place. [News.com via BoingBoing]

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Sweet Mary, mother of God, its about time. Just don't leave it up to Motorola to design the plug if they do in fact abandon the miniusb. Every plug they have designed has sucked more than Megamaid.