Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Mar 2012 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week, Apple and Nokia got into a very public dust-up over the future of the SIM card - a staple in phones all around the world - thanks to a Financial Times article pointing out that the two had filed competing proposals with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the so-called 'fourth form factor (4FF) UICC', more commonly known as the 'nano-SIM'. The nano-SIM proposals seek to standardize a new SIM card that would be even smaller than the current micro-SIM popularized by the iPhone, freeing precious extra millimeters inside the phone's chassis for more circuitry, more battery capacity, and slimmer profiles. We've now had a chance to see the original proposals for the nano-SIM standard from Apple, Nokia, and RIM, and we have a better idea on what the ETSI will be voting on later this week."
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The Verge article has an obvious Apple bias.

1. It states Apple popularized the current SIM which was already widely used across the world much before the iPhone. (See how myths are created.)

2. Nokia's SIM is smaller in size therefore it best serves the primary objective of saving more space while playing by the rules.

3. The best decision would be to do away with physical chips all together and replace them with software/firmware chips so that many more type of devices can communicate.

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