Although there are quite a few handsets that support external memory cards of 16GB, until now no one actually released such a card. So it was SanDisk’s job to come up with the world’s first 16GB memory card, and this has just happened today.
The famous flash memory products manufacturer announced the future market availability of both MicroSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards that feature the said 16GB storage space.
The new cards will be released in the US via Best Buy, starting October, as well as via Verizon Wireless, but only starting November. The 16GB MicroSDHC units should have a retail price of $99, while the 16GB M2 ones will be a bit more expensive, coming at $129. Both have a 5-yr warranty, in case you’re wondering.
Supposing that you don’t know yet, MicroSDHC cards can be used not only with a mobile device that supports these type of cards, but also with digital cameras, GPS receivers and high-end MP3 players.
On the other hand, the Memory Stick Micro M2 cards are made mainly for Sony Ericsson’s handsets. But since there are tens of millions of M2-enabled SE phones out there, SanDisk surely has no problems in selling the cards.
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