SanDisk Corporation today expanded its
Memory Stick Micro (M2) line by introducing a 4Gb1 card. With the
capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or
20 hours of MPEG4 video2, the 4GB M2 is compatible with Sony
Ericsson's latest generation of slim line, multimedia mobile handsets
such as the Cyber-shot and Walkman series. SanDisk announced the 4GB
M2 at CTIA Wireless 2007, where the company is exhibiting its mobile
products in Booth #603 at the Orange County Convention Centre.
new card, and other SanDisk
cards for mobile phones such as our 4GB microSD High Capacity (SDHC),
are reshaping the wireless landscape,” said Norm
of marketing for SanDisk’s mobile consumer solutions
“This is the threshold at which mobile phones
capacity to become the user’s all-in-one portable music
camcorder, photo album and video player.”
The SanDisk M2 card line is
for use with mobile handsets that have an M2 slot. By using an
optional Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter, M2 cards are fully
backwards compatible with all digital cameras and hand-held game
players that have a Memory Stick slot.
The M2 format was
SanDisk and Sony Corporation to meet the growing storage needs of
highly compact, multimedia mobile phones. M2 measures 0.59" long
x 0.49" wide x 0.05" high, or 15mm x 12.5mm x 1.2mm, making
it the second smallest flash memory media in the world, behind the
microSD format, which SanDisk pioneered.
The 4GB M2 card will ship
to OEMs in
May, and will be available in retail stores later in the year.
Pricing is not yet determined.
SanDisk is the original
flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data
storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory
and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas,
California, and has operations worldwide, with more than half of its
sales outside the U.S.