Maxell have announced a new range of flash memory, and rather than picking a format and sticking to it they've splashed out on a whole bevy of products. The new storage includes a basic USB drive, through "Slider", "360-degree" and "Style" models with retracting USB plug, flipping cover and encryption respectively, to microSD, SD and Compact Flash cards.
A-DATA have announced their latest SDHC card, the Turbo Series Class 10 offering up to 22MBps transfer rates with devices that support the SD v3.0 standard. The 16GB SDHC card is intended for DSLR and HD video users, and promises 1920 x 1080 HD support and burst sequential shot support.
Our HTC Hero hands-on video is still uploading, so to tide you over let's allow Adobe to explain one of the more interesting aspects of the new smartphone: its Flash support. Adobe team member Adrian Ludwig shows the new Hero and demonstrates the browser, which can show in-page animated and interactive content, such as games and adverts, together with video.
As well as the Hero, HTC have announced a deal with Adobe to bring support for Flash to the new smartphone. Describing it as "an important step toward full web browsing with Flash Player 10 on mobile phones in future". What it does mean, though, is full access to Flash video like YouTube within the browser.
It looks like Bsquare, a mobile software developer, has spoken a bit too openly about their release plans. Apparently, they'll be porting Adobe Flash Lite to Dell netbooks. However, where they might have said too much is when they noted these Dell netbooks would be running on Android.
Just two months ago we were talking about Toshiba and their new 32 nm NAND flash memory, and though it was supposed to not see consumers' hands until the fall, it's now available in a limited capacity.
The flash memory will be available for mass consumption by July. The new process employed here uses a 32-gigabit chip, which is 4GB, and when stacked 8 tall, you end up with 32GB of total memory in one tiny space.
While we don't know who will receive the larger flash memory first, it does seem likely that Toshiba will be providing the memory for the iPhone 3.0. The company also notes that USB storage with the new memory capacity will be their first products to carry the 32 nm chip.
Adobe have announced hardware and content partners who will adopt the Adobe Flash Platform on internet-connected HDTVs and set-top boxes. Demonstrating a range of widget and HD streaming media capable devices at the National Association of Broadcasters Show this week, Broadcom, Comcast, Intel, Netflix, NXP Semiconductors and others have all signed up for the platform.
As you probably know by now, Apple placed an order for 100 million NAND chips from Samsung recently. This order included 16Gb memory, as it turns out, though it was initially thought to only include 8Gb chips.
The 16Gb chips allow for 2GB of storage space, so this could point to the imminent release of 32GB iPhones, which would make an appearance sometime this summer. Sure, it's possible that more 16GB iPhones could be on the way, but that seems unlikely, especially since the company has been working furiously to unload their current inventory.
We'll just have to wait and see where the 16Gb memory is used, but all of the iPhone 3.0 rumors floating around seem to sync up nicely with this expanded memory order. We'll keep you posted.