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The Moto X is compared with a Droid 3 - set to feature a Nano-SIM tray

In a series of photos the Moto X was first compared with the Droid 3, and it was then revealed that the Moto X would feature a Nano-SIM. Read on for more!
July 30, 2013
Eric Schmidt talking on Moto X

Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about the Moto X, a new tidbit of information is discovered The Moto X was first compared with the Motorola Milestone 3 (also known as the Droid 3) allowing us to get a good look at its curved back plate, and then the Moto X’s SIM card type was revealed in another photograph.

In the first photo gallery from GSM Insider, the Moto X is put up against the Droid 3, a slider smartphone from 2011, showing off the curved back of the Moto X and the center placement of the headphone jack.

But since we already knew all of that, there wasn’t much we could infer from those pictures that was new. However, another picture revealed something that we didn’t know about the Moto X (I’m just as shocked as you are!).

According to the picture, the Moto X will use a Nano-SIM card. The SIM card type might seem like a small detail, but it’s arguably the most important additional component of your device, because without it your smartphone becomes little more than a paperweight.

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The choice of Nano-SIM will cause headaches for those who swap phones regularly. Image credit: GSM Insider

Currently, the iPhone 5 is the only smartphone to use Nano-SIM’s, so if you are moving from an iPhone 5 you’ll be fine. Moving from any other phone, however, and you will need to swap out your Micro-SIM (or regular SIM) card, for a shiny and tiny Nano-SIM card.

The Moto X will be unveiled on August 1st, and unless Google and Motorola have managed to keep some massive feature a secret, we now know everything there is to know about the Moto X.

The Moto X is set to feature a Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, 2GB of RAM, a 720P 4.7-inch display, a 10MP Clear Pixel camera and a 2,200 mAh non-removable battery. For more information on all we know about the Moto X, click here.

Since the Moto X appears as if it will feature a Nano-SIM tray, if you are planning on grabbing the Moto X you might want to order a Nano-SIM card from your carrier now, as those tend to be in short supply.

Are you planning on picking up the Moto X?