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Friday, April 9, 2010

SanDisk Can't Keep a Secret: Microsoft "Pink" Phones Being Announced on Monday

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 03:58 PM

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=5797

"Today SanDisk confirmed that the 'Project Pink' device(s) to be announced on Monday by Microsoft will have memory card slots and will be compatible with SanDisk's microSD cards."

And just like that, SanDisk's over-eager PR people have blown Microsoft's launch announcement. And for what? No one cares if a phone has a microSD card slot SanDisk - they'd only care if it didn't have one. This is PR at its worst - bumbling, useless efforts that only serve to embarrass the company doing it. Somebody needs to go back to PR school and get taught the basics again: you don't screw up your partner's launch.

UPDATE: SanDisk contacted me with a statement. "The SanDisk PR team sent a handful of reporters some information about our microSD cards today referencing a widely anticipated Microsoft announcement on Monday. While we reiterated a launch date that has been widely reported this week, it was not our place to do so. However, to be clear, SanDisk has no specific information on Microsoft's plans and we did not confirm any details, card slot or otherwise, about a potential Microsoft product in the pitch we shared. SanDisk is very excited about the opportunities in the mobile category and consumer's growing demand for increasing amounts of flash storage memory on their devices. Our pitch was designed to demonstrate that enthusiasm and nothing more." - SanDisk PR Team


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SanDisk Now Shipping 32GB MicroSDHC

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://sandisk.com/about-sandisk/pr...-microsdhc-card

"Smartphones have evolved far beyond the simple phone call. They serve as mobile offices, music players, movie theaters, cameras, video recorders, GPS devices and gateways to the mobile Internet. The highly-versatile 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card delivers immediate memory expansion that lets consumers enjoy the storage-intensive features of their advanced handsets. For example, the 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card can store enough music to outlast 35 round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York before repeating a single song."

I can remember how smug I was having two 1GB cards in my PDA back in the dark ages. Now they've put 16x that storage in a package the size of a fingernail, with a price in direct opposite proportion to its size. The card is so new that even SanDisk doesn't have any images of it in their media kit. BTW the wailing and gnashing of teeth you're hearing is me blowing off steam because Microsoft isn't allowing external storage on WP7S. I know, people are saying that 2GB to 8GB is enough on a phone - I beg to differ. I've currently got 16GB and I'm constantly juggling the media content. Anybody else in my boat? Who else is willing to donate an arm and a leg for this mighty mite?


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SanDisk Announces 16GB microSDHC

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 05:35 AM

http://www.sandisk.com/Corporate/Pr...se.aspx?ID=4398

"SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory products, today announced it is bringing to market its 16GB* microSDHC™ and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) mobile memory cards - the world’s largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones. Best Buy Mobile (NYSE: BBY) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) stores are the first major retail outlets in the United States to carry the 16GB capacity. The fingernail-sized 16GB memory cards allow consumers to “wake up” the many storage-intensive features offered by today’s portable handsets such as music and video playback, high-definition digital camera functions, gaming and GPS applications. In addition to the mobile phone, consumers can use the 16GB microSDHC card in a multitude of other devices, including video cameras, GPS receivers or MP3 players with a microSD™ slots such as SanDisk’s Sansa® players."

Like the sound of a 16GB microSDHC in your Omnia, Touch Pro, Touch Diamo... oh wait, no slot in that one.

Cruel jokes aside, this is certainly a welcome addition to the microSDHC family. If you're in the US, it'll be available at Best Buy Mobile stores in October and Verizon Wireless stores in November at an MSRP of $99.99. Anyone plan on purchasing one?


Thursday, May 22, 2008

SanDisk Introduces Mobile Ultra microSD, microSDHC, and M2 Cards

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 12:00 AM

http://www.sandisk.com/Corporate/Pr...se.aspx?ID=4200

"SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the proven leader in flash memory, today announced the availability of SanDisk Mobile Ultra, microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards, which are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB* capacities -- the industry’s first premium mobile phone storage cards. A must-have product for consumers who embody the digital lifestyle, the SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance cards are “best of breed” premium cards that provide fast side-loading speeds. This means that users will experience accelerated transfer rates of digital files to and from their mobile memory card and their computer. In addition to speed, SanDisk Mobile Ultra cards allow consumers to “wake up” the multimedia features of mobile phones by increasing the phone’s storage capacity for maps, music, videos, photos, games and other essential applications. For avid mobile phone videographers, events and experiences captured by the phone’s video camera can be quickly and efficiently transferred to social media or video-sharing websites. For added value and convenience, the card is bundled with a MobileMate™ Micro Reader that plugs directly into a USB 2.0 port to assist in this quick transport and easy management of digital content."



If you own a device with a microSD/microSDHC or M2 slot, check out SanDisk's new Mobile Ultra cards. They're available at capacities of up to 8GB and come bundled with a slim MobileMate Micro Reader to make those card-to-computer transfers a breeze. The 8GB Mobile Ultra microSDHC has a $119.99 MSRP tag, but if you shop around, you can probably find a better deal.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

SanDisk Promotes DRM-Free Music on microSD Card

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/...=20080319005386

"SanDisk Corporation, a leading seller of MP3 players in the United States, today announced the company will promote DRM-free music from more than 50 new and emerging artists on a microSD card. This U.S.-based program is the first of its kind to use microSD cards, and helps launch the new 8GB (gigabyte) Sansa Fuze MP3 player. The “Sansa Sessions” microSD card is comprised of a collection of rock, pop, and hip hop songs, music videos, and photos from more than 30 labels. Featured artists include All Time Low, Ladytron, Magnet, Nada Surf, Of Montreal and The Coup."



You know, it's funny. Less than two years ago it seemed as though the main-stream music industry was on its last leg. With almost monthly reports of some poor sap (or grandmother) being sued for alleged file sharing, Sony violating their paying customers computers with rootkits, and not to mention the RIAA running amok as if they were Judge Dredd himself - it can almost be considered a miracle that I can sit here and write this post while listening to a fairly high quality legally purchased DRM free album of one of my favorite bands. While the days of yesteryear have left a horrible taste in any music lover’s mouth, times are changing... and quickly! As cool as this Sansa Sessions gimmick is, you do have to purchase a SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 player to redeem this preloaded microSD card... but hey, at the end of the day you receive a free microSD card that can be used in almost anything nowadays and it is preloaded with DRM-free content. All in all, this isn't a bad deal if you ask me.


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