Sony Ericsson is to stop using its proprietary memory card format in favor of the standard and more popular MicroSD.

The change will will make moving content between the mobile handsets and PCs easier.

Among the first Sony Ericsson products to make the shift from Sony’s own Memory Stick Micro cards will be the Satio, Aino and Yari announced last week.

Sony’s memory cards are a bit narrower and longer than the standard ones made by SanDisk and other companies – making it impossible to insert it into a computer’s built-in memory card reader.

A user was required to connect their phone to the computer using a cable to transfer music, photos and other content between the two devices.

While that’s standard practice for many phones, including the iPhone, having standard components makes it easier if not also cheaper.

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