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LG, Gemalto promise itty bitty web servers on SIMs

Chris Ziegler

Mobile security firm Gemalto has hooked up with LG to offer phones supporting its Smart Card Web Server technology, which essentially drops a web server and content right onto a phone's SIM. There are a number of value propositions here, but Gemalto appears to be primarily pushing two of them: one, this allows portions of a carrier's portal to be accessible from anywhere regardless of whether the phone is within network coverage, and two, it'll give carriers customization capability (albeit in a very limited capacity) even to unsubsidized, unlocked phones that are brought onto their network. LG handsets capable of using the goods should be available by mid-year, though there's no telling when or if carriers will get on board.

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