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Default First non-Apple device to take a nano-SIM - 01-03-2013, 20:00

The Asus PadFone Infinity is the first non-Apple device to take a nano-SIM. Hopefully this should increase availability and support of nano-SIMs by the mobile networks.
   
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Default 23-07-2013, 14:04

Why would they want to increase support for the nano sim? It should never have been invented in the first place. It was an unnecessary progression that has caused more problems than solutions.
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 18:22

I agree. I want to be able to swap my SIM card into the phone I want to carry that day. Three separate SIM standards undercut that. I went canoeing the other day and wanted a phone with me. I took a cheap old piece of junk in case I took a dive. I tossed a prepaid SIM in it, but I have a contract SIM for the US with more than enough minutes. If, however, I made an adapter and put the SIM into that phone, ATT would sense the SIM change and pull my unlimited international data grandfathered plan. To avoid this, I forwarded to a prepaid SIM.

If I loan a SIM to a friend for a trip, I have to cut the SIM card half the time and it just makes things a hassle. Additionally some of my friends can't cope with reseating a SIM and instead call me from hotel phones abroad screaming that the phone is saying "no SIM." Life was easier with just one SIM size.

PS: The rumored Moto X (due out any day) will also use a nano SIM.
   
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Default 01-08-2013, 23:27

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PS: The rumored Moto X (due out any day) will also use a nano SIM.
But this device is limited to the US.


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Default 01-08-2013, 23:30

I think it is at least quadband HSPA. Don't know about the LTE frequencies or whether it will support the rare 1700mhz HSPA frequency. Here is a New York Times review, but it is light on the technical specifications:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/te...anted=all&_r=0

Here is a Wired article:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/...ory-of-moto-x/

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Default 02-08-2013, 00:58

According to Engadget it covers all major US carrier even Sprint with their lousy LTE. You'll get at least LTE bands 2/4/5/17 on the AT&T model and band 25 on Sprint. Verizon's model should include bands 4 and 13. You won't get all those frequencies in one phone, though. On AWS, there is a T-Mobile version of the Moto X coming; it's not just a rebrand of the AT&T model, though (that lacks AWS 3G).

Why did you bring such newspaper article to the party instead of technology sites like Engadget or The Verge?


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Default 29-09-2013, 13:32

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PS: The rumored Moto X (due out any day) will also use a nano SIM.
This is confirmed by the user guide.
   
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Default 29-09-2013, 13:35

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Why would they want to increase support for the nano sim? It should never have been invented in the first place. It was an unnecessary progression that has caused more problems than solutions.
The nano-SIM eliminates all the redundant space-wasting plastic around the chip contacts. I see no reason why all SIM cards produced shouldn't now be nano-SIMs along with adapters for those who are using older devices.
   
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