G&D Announces Nano-SIM Card

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News Posted: Fri, Nov 11 2011 2:46 PM
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 as soon as early 2012.

And for those who pine for the little card but are cursed with an older device, G&D says that a universal adapter will be available so the nano-SIM can be used in just about any SIM-ready device.
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gazd1 replied on Sun, Nov 13 2011 3:13 AM

Good one Giesecke & Devrient! Keep up the good technology ideas. That is what I like to see, everything getting smaller, faster & better in these ideas.

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LLeCompte replied on Sun, Nov 13 2011 2:38 PM

now our phones will be super super thin. Now it will be even harder to change out sim cards when going from phone to phone.

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and pretty soon no one will have SIM cards.

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Inspector replied on Sun, Nov 13 2011 4:21 PM

Well people already don't have sim cards :D, but maybe soon we will have nano sized beads as a sim... bead? :D

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digitaldd replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 3:50 PM

I actually like the SIM card concept you take the card out of a device and put it in another device and that device has network access. In a emergency you could buy a $10-15 burner phone, or use an older phone you have lying around, put your SIM into it and use your account with no problem. 

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