Belfast, Tuesday 8 February 2011
A common charger compatible with mobile phones of all brands is the simple idea that the Commission has been pushing for many years. Thanks to cooperation between fourteen companies and the European Commission the solution is there: onechargerforall.eu. New technical standards for data-enabled mobile phones were published on 29 December 2010.
Today, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship received a sample of a compatible common charger and said: “I welcome the roll out of new chargers for mobile phones based on the new EU standard. This is genuine good news for the European consumer. Now we await the arrival of the new charger and compatible mobile phones on the shelves. I urge industry to speed up their introduction in the market to enable citizens throughout the EU to enjoy the advantages of a common charger as soon as possible”.