SanDisk announced last week that Verizon Wireless Communications Stores will sell SanDisk’s newest and highest capacity flash memory cards for mobile phones in anticipation of consumer demand for Verizon Wireless’ new V CAST Music service.
SanDisk is unveiling a microSD card – the world’s smallest flash memory card – with a 1GB capacity. Originally developed by SanDisk and formerly known as TransFlash, the fingernail-sized card will be able to store up to 32 hours of WMA-compressed music -- or approximately 480 songs -- downloaded from Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music service to compatible phones. The 1GB microSD card, which SanDisk introduced today, will be available in the United States initially through Verizon Wireless. The card comes with an adapter allowing it to be used in a standard SD slot. The previous highest capacity for the SanDisk microSD was 512MB.
SanDisk also expanded its mobile line today by introducing a SanDisk 2GB miniSD card (up from 1GB) with the aim of accommodating consumers’ increasing demand for accessing photos, music and video on their phone. SanDisk’s suggested retail prices for the newest cards are $119.99 for the 1GB microSD and $199.99 for the 2GB miniSD.