Qualcomm announces major development in iSIM technology with "world-first" smartphone demonstration

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Qualcomm has announced that it has collaborated with Vodafone, Inc., and Thales to exhibit a working smartphone featuring a new technology, iSIM, that allows for the functionality of a SIM card to be merged into the main processor of a device. This breakthrough will enable "commercialization of the technology, which could be rolled out in a host of new devices that will use iSIM to connect to mobile services."
The press release from Qualcomm mentions:
iSIM technology is a significant evolution on existing eSIM solutions and delivers wholesale benefits to both consumers and telecommunications operators, further paving the way for mobile services to be integrated into devices beyond the mobile phone, taking the mobile experience to laptops, tablets virtual reality platforms, IoT devices, wearables, and more.