SanDisk just released their 16GB microSD card for double the previous storage space of the 8GB versions. We all suspected a 32GB microSD card was in the works, but it would be a while before that came to market. Who would have suspected a 2 terabyte card?
The SD association just wrote about a new SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card that still has yet to have a release date. The SDXC specification that will allow manufacturers to develop up to 2TB memory cards in the future. This would provide users with a better “digital lifestyle” with capacity ranging from 32GB up to 2TB. These cards will have read/write speeds of up to 104MB per second in 2009 with a road map to 300 MB per second.
Toshiba have taken the tiny wraps off of its first 16GB microSDHC card. The SD-C16G will go into mass production in January 2009, and be ideal for storing masses of music and video on cellphones and other mobile devices. The company also announced a number of new Class 6 SDHC cards for high-speed digital camera use.
T-Mobile USA has just released the new T-Mobile Cameo digital picture frame by Parrot. The Cameo is one of the first digital picture frames to connect to a wireless carrier network. Share photos with loved ones this holiday season from around the world with the touch of a button. The Cameo has its own phone number and email address making it even easier to send real-time photos directly to the frame without connecting to a computer.
Prepare, Mac faithful, to recoil in horror. Gearlog have taken the latest MacBook Pro and - either usefully or sacrilegiously, depending on your loyalties - installed the new pre-beta of Windows 7 on it. The Apple laptop was already set up to dual-boot into Vista, so Windows 7 was simply installed straight over the top.
Video demo of the Windows 7 MacBook Pro after the cut
HP announced two new consumer smartphones today, and they've thankfully dropped convoluted numerical product names in favor of nice, easy to understand words. The iPAQ Voice Messenger is a candybar smartphone with a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 display and 20-key SureType-style keyboard, while the iPAQ Data Messenger has a 2.81-inch 320 x 240 touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both run Windows Mobile 6.1, have WiFi b/g, HSDPA and quadband GSM.
With only six buttons, an LED and a headphone jack, you could argue that there's really not that much to review about the SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP. Announced yesterday, the music player is designed primarily to use SanDisk's new slotMusic microSD format, 1GB memory cards preloaded with albums; AnythingButiPod have been pressing all six of those buttons in their quest to discover if it's worth your twenty bucks.
SanDisk have unveiled their latest PMP, intended to work with the company's attempt to control media distribution, slotMusic. Offering 1GB microSD cards with pre-loaded DRM-free music, each costing $14.99, together with compatibility with your own cards up to 16GB in capacity, the new sanDisk Sansa SlotMusic PMP has no display and only basic controls, but costs a mere $19.99.
Eye-fi is already a well known product. Their SD card already has an added geotracking function that makes it so you can automatically associate any pictures taken and then put on the card with the location they were taken in.
SanDisk will soon be announcing their largest mobile phone storage capacity to date with their 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). And with a release date in October for the U.S., Europe and Asia, they're just in time to bring the recently announced T-Mobile G1 up to a level playing field with the iPhone 3G in terms of storage capacity.
These new higher capacity memory cards are intended to fall in line with the numerous features available on today's handsets. Where there are more features, there's more need for storage, so SanDisk is keeping with the times. But these cards are not just meant for mobile phones. In fact, they can be used in GPS and video cameras as well.