There has been increasing dissatisfaction over recent years at mobile phone manufacturers using a whole host of different power adaptors.
Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung are famous for such, using their own proprietary connections.
In terms of smartphones, Mini USB had pretty much become the standard.
Well, the situation is now changing. 10 of the biggest manufacturers have confirmed that from 2010 they will begin using one common adaptor, the Micro USB connection.
It will mean that you will have to buy all the micro USB accessories, but over time, it should mean that you have to buy less power cables, car chargers and cradles thanks to this agreement.
The 10 companies include, Samsung, Nokia, Apple, LG and Sony Ericsson.
This has come about as a result of consumer and EU pressure, especially surrounding the tons of waste generated each year with new and or un needed chargers.
Will the likes of HTC, Acer and others take it on? Only time will tell, but pressure is likely to force them to do so.