It’s been about a year since Nokia, Apple, RIM, Motorola and other major cell phone makers out there agreed on a Micro-USB cell phone charger standard for Europe. Now the two key European standards bodies have gone through all the messy details and published the standards for a universal cell phone charger based on Micro-USB. With this in place, future phones in Europe will need to support Micro-USB charging, which is great news for folks who hate having a billion different charges for various devices. According to the European Commission, the first of these devices are expected to arrive sometime in the first months of 2011 and the chargers should be predominant within two years.

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