engine - 11:59 am on Dec 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Progress Made In E.U. Over Common Chargers For Smartphones [bbc.co.uk]
The specifications only cover chargers for smartphones because, said the Commission, these are likely to be the most widely used type of phone in Europe within the next two years.
Antonio Tajani, European Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship, welcomed the publication of the standards and said: "Now it is time for industry to show its commitment to sell mobile phones for the new charger."
The Commission is also talking to regulators with a view to getting the European specifications adopted worldwide.
New Universal, Energy Saving Phone Charger Approved [webmasterworld.com]