| | Re: "Unauthorized charger" peeve
David Arnstein wrote:
> For the most part, I have good experience with Motorola cell phones.
> My complaint involves charging the battery. Some of these phones only
> charge with a Motorola charger. I suspect that this is a ploy to sell
> Motorola battery chargers.
The last time I looked, a battery charger shipped with each and every
Motorola phone. A "car charger" costs extra.
> Anyway, the most frustrating aspect is that I can physically connect
> my notebook computer to my cell phone using a bog standard USB cable.
> But then the phone displays the dreaded "unauthorized charger"
Perhaps because your notebook cannot supply the required voltage and/or
current. Or maybe because your notebook doesn't know the "secret
handshake"! Does the phone actually charge while connected to the notebook?