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Master Geek

Topic # 30954 27-Feb-2009 04:39
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With the recent news of all the major mobile phone companies getting together and decideding on a single mini-USB standard as their charge port/data transfer, I wondered why does it require Apple to use such a large bulky connection while the rest of the industy can get away with mini USB?

Are there differences in performance or charge wattage?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 198334 27-Feb-2009 09:07
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i dont think its going to be that simple, reason being, a lot of mobile manufacturers make bluetooth ear peices etc as well and you can use the one charger for all their devices, in this case mini usb is too big to use in these devices as they are so small, ( nokia and sanyo are an example of micro sizing the chargers to fit the new slimline bluetooth headsets) I do like the idea as my navman, camera, phone & radar detector all use a mini usb and I only have to carry the one type of charger in my car. Looking forward to what the final result is.

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