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Next generation SIM card proposed - Nano SIM

11 November 2011 by
Most people younger than 25 years of age know how a SIM-card looks like. And some even knew it existed a micro-SIM card format. G&D will introduce even smaller card with the introduction of nano-SIM cards.

SIM card 

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will present the worlds smallest SIM card during a trade show in Paris next week called CARTE & IDentification and event with 450 exhibitors and 20.000 visitors. 

The proposed format of the new card is only 12 x 9 mm of size and approximately 0.64 mm thick. As a comparison, a normal SIM is 25 x 15 x 0.76 mm and Micro SIM is 15 x 12 x 0.76 mm small. 

Nano SIM card 

Earlier this year, backed by Orange, Apple submitted a new requirement to the European Telecoms Standards Body (ETSI) for a smaller SIM for factor. Currently Apple, Nokia, Motorola and Samsung are mobile phone makers using the micro-SIM card formats in their mobile phones. But these micro cards are obviously not small enough if they want to design even smaller devices.

Samples of the new nano-SIM cards has been sent out to operators for testing and if approved by ETSI, it will be implemented by the end of the year.

The Nano-SIM card will be backward compatible with existing card slot by using an adapter. 

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lolstebbo3 years, 1 month ago

On 2011-11-11 16:31:59, laffen wrote:Apple and Nokia are the currently only two mobile phone makers using the micro-SIM card formats in their mobile phones.

Untrue. Samsung and Motorola have started using Micro-SIMs as well.
laffen3 years, 1 month ago
Thanks. You are thinking of the brand new Droid Razr and the Stratosphere right?
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago
Are these the new sims that can also hold more information??
emporium3 years, 1 month ago

[ This Message was edited by: emporium on 2012-12-27 11:14 ]
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago
Oh I just heard a while ago about new sim cards which were going to act as extra memory too
jack003 years, 1 month ago
just because you can do something, doesn't always mean its good to do it
adsada3 years, 1 month ago
What is the need? I thought the future was putting information internally on the phone so there is nothing to remove anyway, and although I never move my SIM this just just poooooointless!
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago

On 2011-11-11 20:23:58, jack00 wrote:
just because you can do something, doesn't always mean its good to do it

Yeah,alright calm down
jack003 years, 1 month ago

On 2011-11-11 20:27:54, Bonovox wrote:

On 2011-11-11 20:23:58, jack00 wrote:
just because you can do something, doesn't always mean its good to do it

Yeah,alright calm down

did i hurt you ?
if so - i am sorry
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago
No no
paulmcauley3 years, 1 month ago
Users don't want smaller and more fiddly SIM cards.

The excuse given by crApple that this was to make smaller phones is a red herring. As reported elsewshere, the real reason is Apple wanting to gain more power and control by preventing users from being able to move their SIM cards from phone to phone without Apple consent.

This is a proposal which should be strongly opposed.
cableguy3 years, 1 month ago
No need for a sim card to store anything but user details as in a few years all your files,music etc will be stored in the cloud
skblakee3 years, 1 month ago

On 2011-11-12 07:01:00, paulmcauley wrote:
Users don't want smaller and more fiddly SIM cards.



The excuse given by crApple that this was to make smaller phones is a red herring. As reported elsewshere, the real reason is Apple wanting to gain more power and control by preventing users from being able to move their SIM cards from phone to phone without Apple consent.



This is a proposal which should be strongly opposed.

Correctomondo! Apple as usual wanted more control.
Lollylost1003 years, 1 month ago
Also, this will limit the possibility of hardware unlocking with tools such as TurboSIM and X-Sim. The chips fitted on those devices use up the unused plastic space on the MicroSIM/SIM card. Hopefully the NanoSIM doesn't get introduced until a fair unlocking policy is in place.
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago
Quote:

On 2011-11-12 09:42:05, cableguy wrote:
No need for a sim card to store anything but user details as in a few years all your files,music etc will be stored in the cloud\\r\\n



Er no. I never use online storage I use my pc for that.
tan_aniki3 years, 1 month ago
"But these micro cards are obviously not small enough if they want to design even smaller devices."
But it seems like the smartphone are getting bigger and bigger~
Residentevil3 years, 1 month ago
They need more room to stuff an ever increasing battery in it.
djin3 years, 1 month ago
Yes, this is what i always wanted, make it smaller so i will loose various sim cards from different countries which i frequently use.. I think micro it self is small enough..Come to think of it, it would be difficult for the elderly to even remove or put in the nano sims, i see many people struggle with the larger ones already..
tan_aniki3 years, 1 month ago
normally manufacturer's listen to user preference, but what on earth are they doing on the SIM card!?!? If you said smaller pendrive/hardisk i can understand because easy for us to carry, but we don't need small SIM card in our HUGE smartphone! I think phone technology is going to create nothing but nonsense~
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago

On 2011-11-12 19:36:30, Residentevil wrote:
They need more room to stuff an ever increasing battery in it.

Battery will be as big as the phones soon
masseur3 years, 1 month ago
battery technology has never kept pace with the devices that need them, but hopefully new emerging technologies will mature and change all that.
Bonovox3 years, 1 month ago
Nokia Lumia is using micro sim am I right?? Is it the same as iPhones??
masseur3 years, 1 month ago
yes

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