SanDisk is now sampling 6GB and 8GB microSD High Capacity flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators for testing and evaluation.
SanDisk said the new cards are ideal for the growing number of feature-rich multimedia handsets such as phones, music players, hand-held computers and digital cameras. An 8GB microSDHC card can store more than 2,000 digital songs, or more than 5,000 high-resolution pictures, or up to 5 hours of high-quality MPEG 4 video.
The microSD is the smallest card format available at just one-fourth the size of an SD card. It is expected to be widely available towards the end of this year.