Orlando, Fla.SanDisk Corp. has expanded its Memory Stick Micro (M2) line by introducing a 4-Gbyte card that has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or 20 hours of MPEG4 video.
According to SanDisk, the large capacity 4-Gbyte 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 Center.
The SanDisk M2 card line is designed 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 co-developed by SanDisk and Sony Corp. 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.
The 4-Gbyte 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 Corp., 1-408-542-0500 www.sandisk.com.