Toshiba is about to start shipping its 0.85-inch, 2-Gbyte hard drive aimed at use in smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition,it will start shipping a 4-Gbyte version of the drive about the middle of the year with capacities increasing to as much as 8 GB in 2006. The hard drives weigh less than three grams. Besides smartphones, the drives are expected to be attractive for use in devices such as PDAs, digital cameras and media players.

Toshiba is about to start shipping its 0.85-inch, 2-Gbyte hard drive aimed at use in smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition,it will start shipping a 4-Gbyte version of the drive about the middle of the year with capacities increasing to as much as 8 GB in 2006. The hard drives weigh less than three grams. Besides smartphones, the drives are expected to be attractive for use in devices such as PDAs, digital cameras and media players.