USB 3.0 to Reach Smartphones, Tablets this Year

USB 3.0 ports will be found widely on smartphones and tablets within the next year or so, according to the USB standards-setting organization.

Smartphones and tablets will likely have a MicroUSB port based on USB 3.0 specifications to fit the small size of the devices, said Rahman Ismail, CTO of the USB Implementers Forum, at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.

The ports will allow faster data transfer between mobile devices and hosts such as PCs, some of which already have USB 3.0 ports. Data transfer rates will hit around 100MB/sec.,

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