Why didn't motorola use micro usb?

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  1. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    A lot of other phones are using mini usb y wouldnt motorola use that as well?

    It just doesn't make sense.
     

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  2. jamo

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    It is, isn't it? I am using the micro USB from my old Droid, and I'm even using the charger from my old ENV.
     
  3. cmathis

    cmathis Well-Known Member
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    Yeah.... It is micro-usb.
     
  4. rossmathis

    rossmathis Well-Known Member
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    Face Palm.

    You mean MINI USB.

    The Droid X 'does' use MICRO.
     
  5. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    Mine isn't... its not even close

    Sad face :(((
     
  6. jamo

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    isn't what? and isn't even close to what?
     
  7. quickaudi

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    Trust us, it IS micro usb
     
  8. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    Mmm yah i meant mini.

    My bad i get confused between the minis and micros
     
  9. ashykat

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    Pretty much all the new phones use micro-usb. It's newer and smaller, so handsets can be manufactured thinner. It's made to be more durable. It features a stainless steel shell which is supposed to support 10,000 insertion cycles. So, in reality it makes perfect sense. You can buy adapters online very cheap for mini to micro usb so you can keep using your mini-usb cords and/or chargers.
     
  10. dookie1

    dookie1 Well-Known Member
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    hint...

    micro is smaller.
     
  11. rjoudrey

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    Micro is the new standard (all by 2011) so someday the landfill won't be full of chargers.
     
  12. jroc

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    I'm using the charger from my old Droid too. I think it t charges faster than the one that came with the X.
     
  13. ckochinsky125

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    Yeah all the newer phones use micro not mini.
     
  14. butthead007

    butthead007 Well-Known Member
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    I have to work?
    The industry is standardizing across the board on micro usb. The Droid X uses micro usb. So does the Droid. The Eris uses mini-usb.

    The good news is, you'll never have to have a drawer full of chargers that just don't plain work with other phones.
     
  15. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    Thx guys for the info. You answered my question.
     

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