CTIA Endorses Universal Charger
CTIA-The Wireless Association on Wednesday announced that it has endorsed a proposal to create all-in-one Universal Charging Solution. The announcement coincided with Earth Day.
The standard, being worked on currently by the Open Mobile Terminal Platform, has the goal of establishing a "one charger fits all" solution by 2012.
“Earth Day serves as a great reminder that the wireless industry and all of us have a role to play when it comes to taking care of our planet. We recognize the need and the responsibility we have to help create a low-carbon economy, and the initiative to adopt a ‘Universal Charging Solution’ is an important step in the right direction,” CTIA's President and CEO, Steve Largent, said as part of the announcement. “A universal charger will not only be more energy efficient, it will also make life easier for consumers by allowing them to use the same charger for future handsets.”