Apple & Nokia Go Head To Head In Brutal Fight Over Nano SIM Cards

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A bitter fight has broken out between Apple and Nokia, also buying into the fight over Nano SIM cards is Motorola and RIM.What Apple wants is to make their Apple tiny Nano-SIM the new standard for mobile phones especially Europe; however, rival mobile phone manufacturers disagree and are pushing their own tech.

The Nano-SIM, which is even smaller than the Micro-SIM that lives within the iPhone 4S, contains additional information, including the user’s mobile identity claims Apple.

In what is shaping up as a bruising fight, Apple has pitched their technology to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in an effort to get approval.

The Financial Times claims that Motorola, Nokia and RIM are all hoping the ETSI will choose their own variations of the technology as the next SIM standard.

Tech Radar claims that to complicate matters, Apple has attempted to boost its own influence ahead of next week’s poll by registering six European subsidies with the ETSI, each of which carries voting power.

Nokia currently holds the most votes and is believed to be the manufacturer most adverse to Apple’s plans.

With Motorola now in the hands of Google it seems safe to say that’s another manufacturer that won’t be backing Apple.

With all that in mind, the FT reckons that the new standard is still very much up for grabs.

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