SanDisk 1GB miniSD Card

SanDisk today announced that it is doubling the current capacity of its popular SanDisk miniSD(TM) card to 1-gigabyte. The miniSD card is used in a growing number of mobile phones with multimedia capabilities such as digital cameras, music players, video recording and playback, games and more. The SanDisk miniSD card includes an adapter allowing it to be used in any of the existing SD card devices. The new 1GB SanDisk miniSD card is expected to be available at the suggested retail price of $ 99.99 in Q2 2005.

SanDisk today announced that it is doubling the current capacity of its
popular SanDisk miniSD(TM) card to 1-gigabyte (GB)(a). The miniSD card is used
in a growing number of mobile phones with multimedia capabilities such as
digital cameras, music players, video recording and playback, games and more.

"The 1GB miniSD card provides a level of storage that significantly enhances
the features and usability of these full-featured mobile phones," said Nelson
Chan, executive vice president and general manager of SanDisk’s consumer and
handset business. "For example, with a 1GB card you can store approximately 16
hours of MP3 songs, record up to several hours of MPEG-4 video or take more than
2000 digital photos on a 1-megapixel mobile phone. With that level of
capability, consolidating music, video, digital camera and other key features
into the mobile phone platform is much more meaningful and powerful."

According to IDC, the global market for mobile phones with card slots is
expected to increase to more than 258 million units by 2006, as manufacturers
continue to add features to phones that increase their storage requirements. In
addition to increasing available memory, a removable storage card provides
greater interoperability with other portable consumer electronics devices, an
important feature as mobile phones converge with other portable devices.

The SanDisk miniSD card includes an adapter allowing it to be used in any of
the existing SD card devices. The new 1GB SanDisk miniSD card is expected to be
available at the suggested retail price of $ 99.99 in Q2 2005.

  • 64 – 256MB $ 21.99 – 49.99
  • 512MB $ 69.99
  • 1GB $ 99.99

This is the latest in a series of new capacity points offered by SanDisk.
Also announced was the 512MB SanDisk TransFlash(TM), one of the smallest flash
memory storage cards designed primarily for the mobile phone market. Offered for
sale to OEM customers and through retail markets, SanDisk cards are sold at many
of the 100,000 consumer electronics stores and other retail outlets where
SanDisk products are sold worldwide.

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