SanDisk Develops a 12GB microSD Card

12gb microSD cardSanDisk has announced at CES that it has begun to sample 12-gigabyte (GB) microSDHC flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers for testing and evaluation. The card marks a 50% bump in capacity from the current largest 8gb microSD cards available today. SanDisk has not announced pricing or availability and says this card is a prototype and may not even come to market. The company says it will begin shipping a 16GB card later this year.

According to SanDisk, a 12GB microSD card will be able to store a combination of 1,500 songs (128kbps), 3,600 photos (2 megapixel) and 24.5 hours of video (Approximation for MPEG-4 video at 384 kbp).

SDHC is the designation for any SD or SD-based card that is larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry standards board, which has also created three classes to define minimum sustained data transfer speed. These cards adhere to the SD Speed Class 4 Rating.

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VampireLestat @ 1/9/2008 12:23:39 PM # Q
This is overlooked news.
SD nearing 16 GB is very important.

If FeaturePhoneRubinstein or PDA-Killer Colligan ever understand someday that OLED is the future of mobile multimedia, and they sell such devices, we will need those 12 and 16GB SDs a lot for our movie files.

RE: hmm...
VampireLestat @ 1/9/2008 12:27:38 PM # Q
Do you all remember the days when the T3 came out and Brighthand was flooded with posts on fans also all excited about finding 256 MB and 512MB SDs? Ever wonder where all that excitement went?

I suspect it is still there, dormant, waiting for OLED and Palm OS II w/multitasking.
Once those 2 elements bond and become a product, I expect the cycle of excitement to start again.

It is now in Ruby's and Ed's hands.

RE: hmm...
BaalthazaaR @ 1/9/2008 1:49:59 PM # Q
That is Ed "Buterfingers"'s hands... I see another ball being dropped.
RE: hmm...
Poopie @ 1/9/2008 4:00:32 PM # Q

I expect a new Centro to ship with a 'nanoSD' slot and 4gb nanoSD card.

RE: hmm...
AdamaDBrown @ 1/9/2008 4:52:22 PM # Q
VL, SD itself is already at 16 GB; you can get a 16 GB SDHC card online for $75. It is useful that microSD is catching up, though.

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