December 19, 2006

China spells out national standard for cell phone chargers

The Chinese government - in what sounds like a perfectly good idea - is to set a single national standard on mobile phone chargers sold in the country to avoid waste and to lower costs, the Ministry of Information Industry has announced. [via People's Daily Online]

"Under the new standard, cell phone manufactureers are expected to change their sales strategy, putting an end to the package sales of cell phones and chargers to save resources.

Lou Peide, executive secretary general with China Mobile Communications Association, estimated the new standard could save nearly $ 306 million each year for handsets made in China."

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