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Non-Apple micro-SIM cards coming to mystery Vodafone handsets?

The micro-SIM has been an Apple staple since the iPhone 4 released last year, but now tech detectives Pocket-Lint have been tipped by Vodafone that it has begun production of generic micro-SIMs for use in other mobile devices.

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The reason why this is interesting (and we promise that it is), is because Vodafone are being so cagey about what the Micro-SIMs are going to be used for. Apple is currently the only company that uses the technology, but produces its own micro-SIM cards, so Vodafone’s new generic SIMs can’t be for Apple products. See where we’re going with this? Vodafone may have just spilled the beans on a completely unannounced phone or tablet that they say is coming “in the near future.”

Pocket-Lint has already done all the detective work for us (boo!), and concluded that Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson and HTC have announced and/or launched all the mobiles we’ve got wind of this year, leaving the two possible candidates as Nokia and Samsung, the former in its Windows 7 partnership phones and the latter possibly in its Nexus Prime. Could either of these releases out-slim the iPhone 4 with the adoption of a micro-SIM? More when we hear it.

You can read Pocket-Lint’s original piece of Columbo-esque reasoning here.