With so much at stake, the companies involved in the dispute are saying little prior to the decision by ETSI, which is expected to be made at the end of the month. Originally a decision on which of the nano-SIM card prototypes would be given patent approval was expected towards the end of last year: however he did not elaborate on the reasons for the delay. Thus far, Motorola has acknowledged that it is collaborating with Nokia and RIM, but these two companies and Apple have declined to make any public comment.
There is a considerable amount at stake for both Nokia and Apple, as they continue to battle for the position of leading worldwide smartphone company – a position which Apple claimed from Nokia last year, and Nokia would likely consider victory in this battle to be the beginning of the process of putting Nokia phones back on top. The new nano-SIM card is set to be 30 percent smaller than micro-SIMS and 60 percent smaller than traditional ones. It is also around 15 percent thinner.
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