Sagem-Orga, one of the three or four companies that makes the SIM cards that are placed inside the mobile phone just likely sent shockwaves through companies like San Diego's Novatel Wireless, Cradlepoint, Option and Sierra Wireless all of whom make 3G dongles and some of whom are creating what I like to call the category of PocketSpots or as Novatel Wireless has dubbed them, Mi-Fi's.
Basically, Sagem has taken the SIM card and turned it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This basically means that every mobile phone can become a pocketspot ala what Joiku has done with their JoikuSpot technology but added it to every SIM with their newSIMFI technology which uses the new generation USIM card. According to the announcement the “SIMFi” can be inserted in any type of classic handset to act as a universal and interoperable HSPA/Wi-Fi router for any device."
The stakes for PocketSpots just got higher, and for the makers of MiFi's a lot more clouded.
I would not be surprised if Apple has this in the wings for the iPad so the 3G connection of it can be shared or tethered.