Now there is a big war between smartphones giant companies, Apple, Nokia, Motorola, and RIM (BlackBerry smartphones) - for "NanoSIM" approval to be standard in the smartphones industry.
Company from California has offered a standardized SIM-card with miniature format in May 2011.
Their size is still smaller than the microSIM format, used in the iPhone and the iPad. Dimensions of Nano sim are 12x9x0.646 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the normal SIM-cards of up to 25x15x0.76 mm, and microSIM - 15x12x0.76 mm.
According to the Steve Job's company, NanoSIM will creat an even more compact and equip them with a more capacious battery. And, thanks to a special adapter, they will be compatible with most popular slots today.
Competitors fear that if Apple wins patent for its registered NanoSIM. But Nokia has more votes in the ETSI - the organization that next week will consider proposals submitted to Apple and the rival group.
However, yesterday, Apple has taken steps to register in ETSI - six of its European divisions. Under current rules, each "daughter" with revenues of over 8 billion EUR gets to 45 votes in ETSI. Nokia now has about 92 votes, and she protested the actions of Apple, The vote depends on whether the registration.