Getting a new charger for every new phone is a pain, and I have to applaud China for seeing this and doing something about it. Just recently, they have announced that all handsets sold in China must use a standardized USB charger. This will not only save consumers money from not having to buy new chargers all the time, but it will also give the added convenience of being able to charge cellphones via notebooks or PCs.
This will cost accessories manufacturers to adjust to the new regulation, but many have yet to adjust because the details of the new regulation is not yet available. So, it is not certain when this change will truly be enforced and whether the change will make it overseas to the US.
China to Make USB the Standard for Cellphone Charging [Via: EverythingUSB]