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Standard smartphone charger gets tech specs

European Commission announces that two standardization bodies have released the technical specifications for a pan-European smartphone charger.

Two European standardization bodies have agreed on the technical standards for a pan-European smartphone charger.

On Wednesday, the European Commission announced that European standardization bodies had published a set of harmonized standards for chargers for data-enabled mobile phones.

"I am very happy that the European standardization bodies have met our request to develop within a short space of time the technical standards necessary for a common mobile phone charger based on the work done by the industry," the European Commission's vice-president for industry and entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "The common charger will make life easier for consumers, reduce waste and benefit businesses. It is a true win-win situation."

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