Yesterday we heard that Apple is trying to get companies to adopt its new Nano SIM standard for smartphones, and the company will be licensing the patents relating to it for free.
Now Nokia has responded to Apple statement, claiming that Apple basically doesn’t hold any patents relating to the Nano SIM standard, in a statement to IDG.
“We are not aware of any Apple Intellectual Property which it considers essential to its nano-SIM proposal. In light of this, Apple’s proposal for royalty-free licensing seems no more than an attempt to devalue the intellectual property of others.”
According to The Verge, Apple’s new Nano SIM is basically a micro SIM will virtually all of its plastic removed, which makes for a much smaller SIM card.
Nokia is banking on using another smaller SIM card, which is a rival proposal from Nokia, RIM and Motorola, although this option will not be offered royalty free like the Apple offering.
Source The Verge
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