One day this may all change…
According to a report on the BBC News, there will be on day a standard charger for mobile phones.
A new mobile phone charger that will work with any handset has been approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body.
What this will mean is that if you do run out of charge you should be able to borrow someone’s charger without worrying if it will fit your phone.
Of course one of the advantages of this is that if educational institutions want to provide charging points they don’t need to worry about trying to provide the multitude of chargers currently available.
So when is this going to happen… not for some time. It will be 2010 when the standard will appear on new phones, and after that it could take a few years as people replace their phones.
In the meantime educational institutions may want to consider secure charging points such as this.
Well with the way in which the phones of today can be used for learning from over the web to video and audio, the batteries just don’t last long enough.
I am now looking forward to the day when I can carry one charger for everything, not just my phones!