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When it comes to SIM cards, we often "set it and forget it". Unless you do a lot of travel overseas, chances are that the SIM card is popped in the moment you purchase a new smartphone and isn’t touched again throughout the life of the device. However, that SIM card -- even tiny Nano SIMs -- can take up a valuable space in a smartphone's frame. ARM, however, is looking to devise a way to shrink the SIM card down so that it is incorporated into future mobile processors. By removing the physical SIM, its tray and components necessary to support its operation, additional real estate is opened to add more functionality to smartphones, or perhaps even squeeze in a larger battery. This so-called... Read more...
We first got a taste of programmable sims when Apple launched the iPad Air 2 in 2014. The proprietary “Apple SIM” allows users to change their wireless carrier at any time via software without having to swap out physical SIM cards. Samsung, however, is going the industry-standard route by adopting the eSIM specification brought forth by the GSMA. The first product to ship with the new eSIM will be Samsung’s upcoming Gear S2 Classic 3G smartwatch (phew, say that three times fast). Although Samsung has yet to provide any official specs or images of the Gear S2 Classic 3G, we can’t imagine that it will stray too far from the handsome, traditional looks of the Gear S2 Classic while adopting the calling... Read more...