Storage of consumer electronics could be boosted by as much as 2TB with the arrival of a new generation of memory cards.
That’s the expectation of the SD Association, which suggest Secure Digital memory cards based on the new SDXC (extended capacity) specification could be out as early as next year.
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.
Watching movies on smartphones has in the past had its drawbacks – picture quality, screen size and memory limitations among the most obvious.
Those are fading rapidly but it seems that delivering video content to mobiles is occupying a lot of people’s attention.
SanDisk Corporation and LG Electronics have demonstrated a new technology for mobile phones that offers multimedia-rich services using removable flash memory cards.
It enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to distribute preloaded and downloaded content on removable memory cards, while restricting the accessibility of such premium content to their network subscribers.
Memory cards provide the greatest revenue of all mobile phone add-ons, according ABI Research.
This is despite cellular handset accessories such as chargers and batteries shipping far more units in what is today a USD $58 billion industry.
Japan is to get the world’s first HDTV video download service that allows users to export high-def content from HDDs to Blu-ray Disc.
Tsutaya online provides video content from a server to compatible digital home appliances and allows the content to be copied on Blu-ray Disc, iVDR-S and memory cards.