SanDisk announced that it is shipping a 32GB memory card for smartphones--the largest capacity to date.
Currently, smartphone MicroSD cards top out at 16GB. The removable SanDisk microSDHC card would match the maximum internal capacity of high-end phones like the Apple iPhone 3GS and Google Nexus One.
SanDisk follows Samsung, which announced its intention in January to begin mass production of a 32GB MicroSD card this month.
The Milpitas, Calif., company is mass-producing the new cards based on a third-generation 32-nanometer X3 (3-bit-per-cell) technology, which makes it possible to pack 32GB of storage into a tiny MicroSD card.
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More storage vendors are introducing solid-state hard drives these days; however, SSD prices have yet to go down to anywhere near the price of traditional hard drives. Sadly, the new SSD from OCZ hasn't changed that.
The company, known mostly as a maker of system memory, introduced its OCZ Onyx drive on Wednesday. According to OCZ, the drive offers "reliable performance without the high price normally associated with SSD drives." Yet the drive costs about $100 for the 32GB version. In comparison, you can get a 500GB high-speed SATA2 hard drive for about the same price.
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AT&T is selling a refurbished iPhone 3GS for as low as $49 with free shipping and no activation fees when purchased with a $30 per month data service, 2 year contract, and new activation.
The phones are available in either 16GB ($49) or 32GB ($149) capacities and available at these prices while supplies last when ordered from AT&T's Web site.
AT&T will probably run out of these pretty quickly, since these prices are going to be hard to pass up for most people.
As time passes, Apple's attempts to keep quiet about upcoming iPhone models are failing. Now, a post on iClarified, AT&T Accidentally Confirms 32GB iPhone?, appears to confirm rumors about a 32GB iPhone.
According to the post, iClarified "received information from an anonymous tipster directing them to the AT&T BlackBerry Trade Up site, where AT&T customers can trade in their specific cell phones to upgrade to a BlackBerry."
Customers visiting the site can select the phone they want to trade in, the BlackBerry model they want to upgrade to, and are then … Read more
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Updated at 2:54 p.m. PDT with with additional information about the volume of NAND chips Apple is reportedly purchasing and its effect on the number of units the company could ship.
Apple has reportedly ordered 100 million units of 8-gigabit and 16-gigabit NAND flash chips, with the bulk of its order coming from its main iPhone chip supplier, Samsung, according to a research report released Monday by a Lazard Capital Markets analyst.
The majority of the sizable order is expected to be applied toward the 16-gigabit NAND, … Read more