InfoSync reports that IEEE is working on putting together standards for mobile phone batteries. I wonder if handset makers will play ball, given that they make a ton of money off these add-ons!
We’re kind of thinking it’s one of those cold-day-in-hell sort of things, but regardless the IEEE is beginning work on a standard for cellphone batteries called IEEE P1725, which would include specifications on making themn uniform in design (among other things). Whereas this could only be a good thing for the consumer, the IEEE has no power over cellphone manufacturers and could hardly force the adoption of the standard, no matter how good it may be. So for now we’re expecting more of the same: crappy batteries with crappy life that require replacement in a couple of months. Thanks for trying, guys!