Apple, Nokia and RIM nano-SIM designs leak, will fight to the death
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 27, 2012, 8:52 AM
Apple's tray-loading proposal basically strips the plastic from the current micro-SIM cards that are in the iPhone 4/4S, but Nokia is concerned that the remaining part has the same length as the width of the current slots, so users might try and jam the cards sideways. Nokia's design, on the other hand, has notches cut in it, which can allow it to latch into place like a microSD card.
The vote is scheduled this week by ETSI in Southern France, and we can't wait to see who will win. The European carriers are all backing Apple's tray-loading standard, so it's going to be a rough fight for the nano-prize.
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Even though I'm admittedly biased, Nokia's design makes the most sense. It's the smallest, but also the most clever, as it has no way of being installed wrongly, and also places to grab it so it's less likely to slip out of one's fingers. Remember that Intel commercial where they dropped a chip and they had magnifying glasses out trying to find it? Let's keep user-replaceable items like SIMs no smaller than these "nano" size ones.
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 12:49 PM 6
Apple NEEDS TO STOP BEING A PATEN TROLL
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 1:48 PM 11
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AM I the only one who doesn't understand why they need to have a nano-SIM? What's wrong with Micro Sim cards?
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 6:31 PM 5
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