In a move that should have been done years ago, the top mobile phone suppliers of Europe have all signed an agreement that micro-USB will be the standard phone charging port. Soon consumers will not have to fret over charging cables as all the phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and even Apple sold in Europe will all charge via micro-USB. We’re just curious if Apple is going to finally retire the Dock Connector from the iPhone or produce some sort of micro-USB adapter to comply with this agreement.
Chances are that the European market will see a dock connector to micro-USB port dongle before Apple gives up on the aging proprietary connector and goes micro-USB exclusive. After all, there are thousands of Dock Connector-compatible accessories that come from royalty-paying vendors and Apple needs to protect its income sources.
Hopefully all these companies will come together yet again in the name of consumers and sign a similar agreement here in the States. We want a standard charging port too. Right? Right.