HTC Pledges 3.5mm Headphone Jacks for Future Devices, Burns extUSB at the Stake

Oh, thank god. The three-in-one extUSB port nonsense that we’ve had to put up with in the Touch Pro 2, Magic, and countless other HTC devices will soon be a funny story to tell our grandkids. HTC has gone on record about their strategy with standard headphone jacks, and we are all thoroughly, thoroughly elated.

The vast majority of devices we launch after Hero will have a 3.5mm jack. Devices that we have already announced but that still come out after Hero will not necessarily be a part of this change.

Gigitty. We’ve seen HTC already wising up to this problem with the Hero, though we might have to trudge through a few more extUSB-only devices in the immediate future. Fine, whatever it takes – you can even keep extUSB on there, if you insist – just give us a plain ol’ 3.5mm headphone jack, too.

[via TechCrunch]

  • mikeeeee

    this is very wrong.

    how about both jacks?

    a 3.5 mil jack shorts out every time a plug is inserted and removed making an audible click and raising hell with micro circuits (can’t charge it either).

    also after a lot of use the contacts loosen and do you really want to have that jack levering on that fragile circuit board while you’re shaking your booty or sliding accross your center console?

    i’ll stick with my g-1 and the dinky little 4 dollar htc adapter thank you.

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