Designed by Giesecke & Devrient, the German company who also designed the world’s first commercial SIM card back in 1991, the nano-SIM is the next generation of SIM cards after micro SIMs.
The new design is not a problem to any manufacturer but Apple who uses the SIM card drawer for its iPhone and iPad wants to make it a standard for all that will lead its rivals to re-engineer their smart phones to meet the drawer standard. Nokia claims that its solution provides “significant technical advantages”. Motorola and Research in Motion are are on the same page with Nokia.
With Apple sitting in one corner is said to increase its voting power in ETSI chambers by registering six European subsidiaries that would have as many as 45 votes each. Once approved, Apple will become a major voting force followed by Nokia’s 92 votes. By invoking its votes the Cupertino can sideline its rivals easily.