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microSD the number one memory card format in mobile phones according to Strategy Analytics

The latest report from Strategy Analytics says that microSD format is dominating the mobile phone market. According to Strategy Analytics the microSD has rapidly become the format of choice for new mobile phones, in competition with MMCmicro and Sony’s new format, Memory Stick Micro.
Over the next five years, sales of mobile phones with memory card slots are expected to grow at an annual average rate of 52 %, with almost three-quarters of all new phones sold in 2010 likely to include a memory card slot. Mobile phone, with memory card slot, sales between 2004 and 2005 achieved a 160 %. Meanwhile, sales of memory cards for mobile phones are expected to grow at a rate of 53 % over the next five years, reaching almost 1.1 billion memory cards by 2010.In 2005 the average storage capacity of memory cards sold for use in mobile phones was 112 MB per card. By 2010 it is predicted that this will have increased to around 1.6 GB, equivalent to an annual average growth rate of over 70 %.

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Add comment March 29th, 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

Samsung unveils an 8 GB hard disk drive mobile phone with microSD/TransFlash slot

Samsung introduced the world’s first 8 GB hard disk drive mobile phone, the SGH-i310, with a microSD/TransFlash memory card slot. It also offers USB 2.0 and Plug & Play feature, which allows the mobile phone to be utilized as a removable hard disk drive. The SGH-i310 will be shown to the public at CeBIT from March 9th to March 16th. It will be introduced in the European market in second half of 2006.

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