SanDisk announced today that 6 and 8GB microSD High Capacity (microSDHC) flash memory cards are on their way. The cards are currently being tested and evaluated by major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators.
Even SanDisk cannot avoid mentioning the Apple iPhone. “With these new cards, any mobile phone with a compatible microSDHC slot will have just as much storage as the largest-capacity iPhone,” said Jeff Kost, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at SanDisk.
The cards are currently being tested and evaluated by major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators and will be released later in 2007. Pricing information has not been released yet.
SDHC is a specification for SD-based cards that have a capacity larger than 2GB. They adhere to the new SD 2.00 specification. Presumably that means that you will need a device that supports the SDHC format to take full advantage of these cards.