SanDisk Corp. is now shipping its tiny 8GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash memory cards to phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs) for testing and evaluation purposes. This was announced by the company Friday at its Booth 130 at the IFA 2007 in Berlin.
The 8GB M2 is primarily used in Sony Ericsson mobile phones which are equipped with a built-in music player, digital camera and video player/recorder.
â€œWith the addition of an 8GB SanDisk M2 card, consumers will instantly have the same amount of storage as the largest capacity iPhone,â€ said Jeff Kost, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at SanDisk.
The new SanDisk 8GB M2 will be available to consumers in time for Christmas. No word on pricing yet, but expect it to be as expensive as your phone.