Nokia's 6216 Has NFC Built Into the SIM Card
Today Nokia announced the 6216 Classic, a bar-style phone that has Near Field Communications technology included as part of the SIM card. The antenna and NFC software remain on the phone itself, but user data, such as PIN codes and and ID numbers, are stored in the SIM card. By including the NFC technology on the SIM card, it allows network operators to custom tailor services to the NFC capabilities of the handset and make for easier billing to the end user. The 6216 Classic also has a camera, FM radio, 3G and support for microSD cards up to 8GB. It will be available in select markets for $195 starting in the third quarter.
Nuu Mobile Shows Off the X5 Smartphone with Konnect i1 eSIM
Nuu Mobile this week announced the X5 smartphone during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The X5 is a flagship-class Android smartphone for those seeking alternatives to traditional postpaid carriers.
Apple Debuts New Multi-Carrier SIM Card in iPad Air 2
Apple today revealed the iPad Air 2, and along with it a new way to handle SIM cards. According to Apple, the new Apple SIM gives iPad Air 2 owners unprecedented flexibility when it comes to choosing an LTE service provider.
Microsoft Prepping Own SIM for Windows 10 Devices
Microsoft has published a new app for Windows 10 devices meant to help people connect to and pay for data networks using their Microsoft account. According to the app's description, Windows 10 device owners can view locally available plans and sign up for contract-free service directly from their device.
BlackBerry Shows Off the QWERTY-Equipped Classic
BlackBerry today officially launched the BlackBerry Classic smartphone. BlackBerry has been talking about the phone for the better part of six months, but fully revealed its feature set during an event in New York.