SanDisk introduced a 4-gigabyte (GB) microSD High Capacity (SDHC)
card ? the largest capacity of the world?s smallest removable flash
A 4GB microSDHC card can store more than 1,000 digital
songs or more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 8 hours
of MPEG 4 video . SanDisk made the announcement at 3GSM World
Congress 2007, where it is demonstrating products in Hall 7, booth
The company is now sampling the new 4GB microSDHC card to OEMs such
as phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs).
Engineering samples are now available for evaluation, as mobile
phone makers will need to upgrade the firmware in their handsets so
that memory slots can support the new card.
SDHC is the new designation for any SD or SD-based card that is
larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification that
is required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities.
The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry
standards board, which also defined three speed classes for speed
and performance capabilities.
Retail release of the card is planned for later in 2007. OEM
pricing has not been determined yet.