SanDisk this week announced the launch of the world’s largest capacity microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards — the first cards of their kind to offer 16GB of storage.
The microSDHC cards will support most new mobile phones and a range of MP3 players including SanDisk’s own Sansa range, while the M2 cards are compatible with Sony Ericsson’s new generation of mobile phones.
"Handsets have become far more than just phones — they’ve become mobile jukeboxes, mobile offices, even mobile movie theatres”, said Avi Greengart, research director for mobile devices at Current Analysis. “16GB gives consumers the ability to carry their digital content with them and still have room to do more with their mobile phones."
SanDisk’s 16GB mobile memory cards come with a five-year limited warranty and will initially be available at Crazy John’s stores in October.
The 16GB microSDHC card will be available for an RRP of $141, while the 16GB M2 card has an RRP of $188.