While Toshiba is just now reaching the 4GB mark, SanDisk has raised the bar once again with
the industry's first 6GB and 8GB microSDHC cards. With the 8GB card, users will be able to store more than 2,000 songs on their phone or
other portable device.
(NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that it is has begun sampling 6- and 8-gigabyte (GB) microSD High Capacity (microSDHC) flash memory cards
to major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs) for testing and evaluation. The new cards are ideal for the growing
number of feature-rich multimedia handsets that bring together phones, music players, hand-held computers, digital cameras and more. An
8GB microSDHC card can store more than 2,000 digital songs, or more than 5,000 high-resolution pictures, or up to 5 hours of high-quality
MPEG 4 video.
SanDisk has not determined a price yet. However, they plan to released the cards later this year. More
information is available on their website.