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SanDisk, Toshiba Announce microSD Cards

6/28/2007 01:56:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Flash-memory manufacturers SanDisk and Toshiba announced new microSDHC cards today.

SanDisk will offer a 6GB and 8GB microSD to major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators for testing and evaluation this month.

The cards, the highest capacity currently available in the diminutive format, will be released to retail later in 2007, SanDisk said. Pricing was not announced.

Toshiba will ship its own 4GB microSDHC card to dealers in July.

The 4GB card, geared toward mobile phones, will carry a Class 4 speed rating for transfer rates of 4MBps. Pricing was not announced.