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Sony’s proprietary UMD disc format for its PSP game console is losing ground

It has been announced that Paramount and Universal have stopped releasing movies on UMD discs and that some other studios are cutting back on new movie releases. Another draw back is that retailers are reducing the amount of shelf space devoted to UMD movies due to poor sales.
This is good news for the Memory Stick PRO Duo format since it is expected to be used for distributing movies, games and other contend via preloaded or downloaded to be used in PSP game consoles. This is already happening since many are using Memory Stick PRO Duo cards for viewing movies and listening to music on their PSP game consoles.
Sony has also announced that a PSP digital camera and GPS receiver, by using the PSP’s Memory Stick PRO Duo slot, are planned for release this year.

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Add comment April 5th, 2006

Sony introduces a new memory card reader/player with an integrated 80 GB hard disk drive

The new HDPS-L1 has a hard disk drive of 80 GB and supports the following flash memory card formats. Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, CompactFlash, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card and xD-Picture Card.
It has about half the size of a typical DVD player and has a wireless remote control. The photo album is featuring eight slideshow styles with image transitions synchronized to pre- installed background music and high-definition video output. It automatically sorts picture files by their creation date. It also provides the option to group images by type.
It supports the JPEG or Sony RAW image formats and by pressing the one-touch copy button you can download files to and from the memory card. In addition to storing files, this device can write to any of the supported memory cards. The HDPS-L1 photo storage device will be available in May 2006 for about $300.

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Add comment March 14th, 2006

SanDisk launches the high-performance Ultra II Mobile Line, consisting of the microSD, miniSD and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats

SanDisk introduced its high-performance Ultra II Mobile line of flash memory cards for mobile phones. The new line consists of three memory card formats: microSD, miniSD and Memory Stick PRO Duo. The introduction of Memory Stick PRO Duo was actually announced on February 26.

The Ultra II Mobile line provides a combination of high transfer speed, low energy consumption and high storage capacity for meeting the demand of the new mobile phones with integrated MP3 players and high-resolution digital cameras.

The Ultra II memory cards have faster read and write speeds than standard flash memory cards, the minimum write speed is 9 MB/sec and read speed 10 MB/sec, and will have extended warranties in all regions of the world. The cards will be offered only in high capacities, ranging from 1 GB to 4 GB.

The Ultra II Mobile line will be available in mobile phone stores and other retailers in spring 2006. The suggested retail prices are listed below:

microSD, 1GB                               $89.99 U.S.
miniSD, 1GB                                 $79.99 U.S.
miniSD, 2GB                                 $119.99 U.S.
Memory Stick PRO Duo, 1GB           $99.99 U.S.
Memory Stick PRO Duo, 2GB           $179.99 U.S.
Memory Stick PRO Duo, 4GB           $359.99 U.S.

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Add comment March 10th, 2006

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