Storage Boost for Sony Ericssons

SanDisk Corporation has expanded its Memory Stick Micro (M2) line of memory cards for Sony Ericsson mobiles, with the introduction of a 4GB card. The card has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or 20 hours of MPEG4 video, and is compatible with Sony Ericssons latest generation of multimedia mobile handsets, such as the Cyber-shot and Walkman series.
The SanDisk M2 card line is designed for use with mobile handsets that have an M2 slot. With an optional Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter, M2 cards are also fully backwards compatible with all digital cameras and hand-held game players that have a Memory Stick slot.
The M2 format was co-developed by SanDisk and Sony to meet the growing storage needs of highly compact, multimedia mobile phones. The M2 card measures 15mm x 12.5mm x 1.2mm (length/width/depth), making it the second-smallest flash memory media in the world, behind the microSD format, which SanDisk also invented.
This new card, and other SanDisk cards for mobile phones such as our 4GB microSD High Capacity, are reshaping the wireless landscape, says Norm Frentz, Director of Marketing for SanDisks Mobile Consumer Solutions division. This is the threshold at which mobile phones provide enough capacity to become the users all-in-one portable music player, camcorder, photo album and video player.
The 4GB M2 card will be available in retail stores later in the year. SanDisk says the price is not yet determined.