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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has chosen Apple's (AAPL) "nano" sim...

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has chosen Apple's (AAPL) "nano" sim card design as the new standard for the next generation of such cards over a rival proposal from Nokia (NOK), RIM (RIMM) and Motorola (GOOG). The new sim is 40% smaller than the micro-Sim used in some devices today.
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  • Rookie IRA Investor
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    Well, that'll make the phones lighter then! The full size SIMs are already about at the limit of smallness that my fingers can manage without dropping, so I don't see the point, but doubtless there is one.
    3 Jun 2012, 06:24 AM Reply Like
  • agliata
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    NOKIA needed that deal
    3 Jun 2012, 07:14 AM Reply Like
  • goofyfoot5
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    Why?
    3 Jun 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • ictia
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    well, apple ended up essentially redesigning it to please nok and the others. see here: http://bit.ly/LcX11I. anyway, this is no big deal from a market share/IP standpoint = doesn't affect any positions.
    3 Jun 2012, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Why it sounds like it's backward compatible and everyone got something they wanted.
    3 Jun 2012, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • p0zz
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    Any ideas what concequence it will have for Nokia?
    3 Jun 2012, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    None
    3 Jun 2012, 10:01 AM Reply Like
  • westkite
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    How much worse could it get for Nokia? The company is hopeless.
    3 Jun 2012, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Kind of like Apple in the Fall of 1997?
    4 Jun 2012, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • casselp_2000
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    SIM- are we not talking SIMM- as in PC memory?? Just asking.
    3 Jun 2012, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    its the card in the phone follow ictia's link excellent photo
    3 Jun 2012, 10:35 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    It's the Subscriber Identity Module which is a chip that contains the carriers data so the device can connect to a carriers networks. Some phones allow for more than one SIM.

     

    http://bit.ly/NzxzSu
    4 Jun 2012, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • casselp_2000
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    Thank you, beryrb and techy46
    4 Jun 2012, 12:51 PM Reply Like
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