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New smaller Memory Stick from Sony

New smaller Memory Stick from Sony - Sony UK announce smaller and faster Memory Stick.

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Sony have evolved the Memory Stick Duo which is one third the volume and one half the weight of the standard Memory Stick. Launched last September, Memory Stick Duo offers users a high-speed data transfer of up to 160Mbps, making it more suitable for speedy data transfer among a wide range of mobile electronic devices such as digital still cameras, mobile phones, PCs and PDAs.

"Memory Stick is becoming a cornerstone of the connected world and it is a technology, which is always evolving," says Anne Skinner, Product Manager, Digital Imaging Accessories, Sony UK. "People need high-speed transfer rates, resilient readout and ultra-compact design to get the most out of their networked products, whether they are at their desk, in an airport or on the beach. This new Memory Stick Duo line-up is a major step towards delivering this."

New Memory Stick Duo
The new Memory Stick Duo has 128Mb capacity and incorporates a parallel interface, allowing users to quickly view stored content. It can be used in most of the existing Memory Stick Duo enabled products and other Memory Stick enabled products via a supplied adapter. It also contains MagicGate copyright protection technology as a standard feature, ensuring the secure transfer and playback of commercial and copyrighted content, such as digital music. The new Memory Stick Duo will be available in 32Mb, 64Mb and 128Mb capacities in the UK during September 2003.

Memory Stick PRO Duo
The new generation Memory Stick format, Memory Stick PRO was jointly developed by Sony and SanDisk Corporation, is now available as an ultra-compact, high performance Memory Stick PRO Duo. The Memory Stick PRO Duo has a theoretical maximum storage capacity of 32Gb, high-speed data transfer of up to 160Mbps plus a minimum write speed of 15Mbps.
Memory Stick PRO Duo with capacities of 256Mb and 512Mb will be available in the UK during October and November 2003 respectively.

High speed USB connection for Memory Stick products
The new MSAC-US30 Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer enables all kinds of Memory Stick media including Memory Stick PRO to transfer data at a high speed when connected to a USB-enabled PC. The MSAC-US30 accepts both standard-size Memory Stick and Memory Stick Duo and, when combined with a parallel interface and USB2.0 connection, its transfer speed can be as high as 480Mbps. The MSAC-US30 also contains MagicGate copyright protection technology and SonicStage (version 1.5.50) software, enabling fast and easy music handling on a PC from numerous sources, such as audio CDs and Internet-based music. The MSAC-US30 will be available in the UK during September 2003.


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