Hey guys, it has been a while since I last wrote anything here, but it is hard not to with the influx of news these past few days and the coming week. So far we have already seen some highly exciting leaks of devices, but I just came across something potentially interesting; standardized placement of the charger/syncing port.
WPCentral has received a tip that Microsoft has made some changes to the chassis specification and is now demanding a standardized place for the port, at the bottom center of the device. This rumour by itself seems like nothing interesting, but I beg to differ. Dull as it might be, the iPhone has had a standard place for its charger port for years. This has spawned a lively industry of third party accessories, from simple audio docks to full blown extensions that make your phone do more than what it was ever intended to do.
So, even though we can file this whole thing strictly under rumours, it is exciting to say the least. It can create an incentive for accessory manufacturers to start looking at Windows Phone as well besides only the Iphone. After all, they can create one accessory and sell it for practically all Windows Phones at once. It can also create a good business for Nokia themselves, Nokia has traditionally made a lot of accessories, just look at the Play360 for one. You might even see an ATIV S owner with some rocking great Nokia accessory that easily beats the phone it is attached to in terms of quality etc.
I for one hope this turns out to be true, the potential this standardized port placement can be pretty big.
Thanks to al who tipped this, seems we are all looking at the WP/Nokia related blogs at the same time