Yes, that's right — a new effort from the European Commission states that most cell phones sold in Europe will have the same chargers. So far, ten companies have signed onto the initiative, including Apple, RIM, Samsung, and Motorola. For consumers, this means not having to worry about a brand-new, potentially obscure charger with each new phone purchased. What's more, hotels will be able to stock chargers (maybe even one per room!) for guests, and most importantly, when you realize you've left your charger at home, you can ask a friend to borrow theirs — and it will work! The chargers will use a micro-USB connection.
So, when can we expect the same thing in the US? Find out after the break.