Nano Sim to be standard

Nano Sim

Nano Sim (Credit: iSmashPhone)

As we have seen from Apple they seem to be putting the nano-sim in the iPhone and it should be in all phones. In mid may we should see if they are going to come as standard on every phone as they are going to decide this month.

We just spoke with SIM card maker (and pioneer) Giesecke & Devrient here at CTIA about progress on the creation of the 4FF standard — the so-called nano-SIM — over which Apple and Nokia have been warring in recent months.
The company tells us that the ETSI vote on the 4FF standard that had been delayed back in March is actually now underway. Voting began for ETSI members in mid-April and wraps up in mid-May, mere days away. G&D is a voting member, though it wouldn’t tell us which way it’s leaning — needless to say, the presence of Apple’s design here signals that they’ll almost certainly put their votes in that direction and away from Nokia’s more radical design that limits backward compatibility with micro-SIM and mini-SIM slots on older phones.

[Via Macrumors]

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