Samsung files formal complaint with ETSI over nano-SIM vote; vote continues anyway

Following last week’s compromise between Motorola, RIM, and Apple resulting in the submission of a slightly redesigned nano-SIM, slavish Apple copier Samsung has filed a complaint with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) complaining about the voting process.

“After an initial denial of Samsung’s appeal, Samsung filed the letter with ETSI stating that Samsung believes the vote was advanced before enough time was allowed for discussion and ‘consensus building’ within the organization,” Electronista reports. “Regardless of Samsung’s complaint, voting continues and is expected to conclude sometime this week.”

Electronista reports, “Samsung’s concerns began when companies, possibly proxy companies for Apple, were trying to involve themselves in the ‘vote by correspondence.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No wonder ETSI doesn’t care, for as soon as the nano-SIM appears in an Apple iPhone, Samsung is sure to copy it regardless.

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