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Nano-SIM cards are now a reality

0. phoneArena 11 Nov 2011, 10:43 posted on

Giesecke & Devrient has produced the world’s first nano-SIM card. Measuring in at only 12mm x 9mm the new nano-SIM is 30% smaller than the micro-SIM.

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posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:56 4

1. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

SIM card is already small, why too small? any reason

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 14:20 5

3. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Apple -- recall Apple wants to do away with SIM cards so they can make the iPhone even thinner but some carriers in Europe gave Apple some pushback.

posted on 12 Nov 2011, 09:33 6

4. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

they should learn from samsung how to make thinner phones without changing the sim size

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 13:47 2

7. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Yea because a sammys phones are tinner than the iPhone. Sorry no they are not

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 12:47 1

2. orangejuice (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

We need to go smaller...

posted on 12 Nov 2011, 09:52 4

5. therocker (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)

gud.............bt i think therez no need to make sims more smaller................

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 11:51 2

6. landoftherich (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

This is absurd. My 4-year old Nokia E71 is 10mm thin and uses a regular SIM card to operate. It doesn't need a Micro SIM...and definitely not a Nano SIM. Why? Because the smaller SIMs are not necessary to build a thin device with a small form factor.

There is no reason whatsoever to introduce something even smaller than the Micro SIM. The only reason to do such a thing is to make it harder for wireless consumers to transfer their SIM's between devices. This trend has very little to with engineering. It has everything to do with more manufacturer control and less choices for the end user.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 14:48

8. saiful10 (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

Really i like it.....

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