SanDisk launches ultra fast mobile memory cards

Mar 09 2006 - 10:31 AM ET | Camera, PDA Phone, Smartphone

SanDisk today introduced the SanDisk Ultra® II Mobile line of flash memory cards for mobile phones, at the CeBIT Show in Hannover, Germany. The new memory cards have faster read and write speeds than standard flash memory cards, which translates to faster file transfers on mobile devices and computers. In addition, SanDisk states that "they may reduce the energy consumption on the batteries of certain phones" as awell as meet the speed expectionation of future mobile phones yet to be released.

According To San Disk:
The new line, which will be in mobile phone stores and other retailers this spring, consists of three memory card formats: microSD™, miniSD™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™ , and will be available starting at a capacity of 1 gigabyte (GB)*. These high-capacity, high-performance SanDisk Ultra II cards have a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes (MB)* per second and read speed of 10MB/second**. The cards will be offered only in high capacities, ranging from 1GB to 4GB, and will have extended warranties in all regions of the world.

Memory cards announced today and MSRP:

  • SanDisk Ultra II microSD, 1GB, $89.99 U.S.
  • SanDisk Ultra II miniSD, 1GB, $79.99 U.S.
  • SanDisk Ultra II miniSD, 2GB, $119.99 U.S.
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, 1GB, $99.99 U.S.
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, 2GB, $179.99 U.S.
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, 4GB, $359.99 U.S.

[For more information visit SanDisk]