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In technology, stuff gets smaller. Mobile phones are no exception--just look at the evolution from the Zach Morris brick to Will Ferrell’s tiny cell phone--but today, mobile phone technology took another tiny step forward with the approval of a new, smaller form factor SIM card. French standards body ETSI approved the fourth form factor (4FF) SIM card, which is 40% smaller than the SIM card currently in your phone, measuring just 12.3 x 8.8mm, with a thickness of 0.62mm. The new form factor will be backwards compatible with older SIM cards with a little creative packaging, and the functionality... Read more...
Just in case a micro-SIM card is too bulky for you, Germany’s Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has announced a nano-SIM card, which is about 30% smaller than the micro-SIM and 60% smaller than a SIM card. Measuring 12mm x 9mm and roughly 15% thinner than a micro-SIM, the nano-SIM card is designed to allow device manufacturers to build slimmer mobile devices and will also leave more space for components such as batteries or memory. So long as it clears standardization through the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), the nano-SIMs will find their way onto new mobile devices... Read more...