You sassafrass you, NOOKcolor! Last night we spoke about how NOOKcolor had been rooted and presented to you the final chapter in our "A Week With" reviews of that device, but what's this?! I snuck another one in on ya! A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future. Then there's news about how NOOKcolor saved B&N's butt financially this year, and the iPad responds with a magazine - it's got TRON on it! Maybe not a direct response, and I know it's released by Richard Branson, but, you know, but I don't think iPad is worried about the B&N competition. Then we've got some Farmville news and some NASA news about what might be aliens - this expressing the range of information we present here at the R3 Media Network. ALL THIS AND MORE on the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!
Sony, Nikon and SanDisk are pushing for a new high-speed memory card format, which would replace CompactFlash in future digital cameras and camcorders. The unnamed new format would mark a switch from PATA to PC Express, and theoretical transfer speeds of up to 500MB/sec from the current 167MB/sec maximum. Meanwhile it would also allow for cards greater than 2TB in capacity.
SanDisks' Fuze line-up of Personal Media Players have managed to remain present on the market for awhile now, without ever bringing too much attention to themselves. They're what you might call the "minimal" PMP, with not much going for them in the features department. Fortunately, SanDisk have finally managed to update the PMPs, not only giving them the favorite "+" symbol now, but also making them attractive enough to give a second glance.
Even as devices get smaller and thinner, one of the things keeping them from getting too small or thin are the components inside. For example, memory. Despite the fact hard drives (HD) and solid state drives (SSD) are already pretty small, we need them to get smaller if we want even smaller gadgets and toys. We just didn't expect it to get this small. SanDisk has officially unveiled their new 64GB SSD, which is smaller than a postage stamp.
Smaller is better -- that must be the slogan that SanDisk is banking on with the creation of the Cruzer Blade, which takes small to a whole new level, especially when it comes to USB flash drives. This newly announced piece of tech is about the size of a paperclip, and it actually only weighs about the same as a penny. Yes, that's ridiculous, but there's still plenty of space on the inside to actually be worth your while.
We've been waiting for SanDisk's capacious 32GB microSDHD card for some time, and the company has decided to launch it alongside the Motorola DROID X. While the new Verizon smartphone will come with an 8GB microSD preloaded, the 32GB card will be available to buyers at a reduced price of $99.99; everyone else will be expected to shell out $149.99.
The demand for NAND flash is growing all the time as new devices come on the market that use NAND for storage. Toshiba and SanDisk are two of the largest companies in the NAND flash industry. The two companies have announced that they will be working together in a new joint venture.
What price convenience? If you're talking about SanDisk's official, licensed Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive then that price is $34.99 or $69.99 depending on whether you want 8GB or 16GB of storage for your console. The branded sticks take advantage of the April 6th storage update for the 360, which allows gamers to store their profiles, game-saves, demos and other data on a USB drive.
Here's a real quick, albeit pretty substantial leak from a company that should probably know better. Courtesy of PhoneScoop, SanDisk has spilled the beans on Microsoft's big upcoming project. If you'll recall, Verizon Wireless was last spotted teasing that something big was coming. And while there were all sorts of rumors swirling around which handsets could be included in that box thrown through a paper sheet. But, the general consensus was Project Pink from Microsoft. And, on top of that Microsoft gave us an invite to an event this coming Monday, April 12th. All the stars are lined up, and now we have a confirmation, that Pink is, indeed, the announcement.