Universal Phone Charger Coming

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2009 6:01 PM CST
A man checks his mobile phone below a giant poster.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – This should make it easier to charge your phone: Most of the big players in the industry said today they will work toward a universal charger by 2012, Wired reports. That means a standard USB cable will do the trick, no matter the brand. However, Wired notes one notable absence from the eco-friendly industry agreement: Apple.