SanDisk Corporation has introduced the Memory Stick Micro (M2) product line, which includes an ultra-thin, removable storage card that can be used with Sony Ericsson’s latest Cyber-shot and Walkman series of mobile phones.
The SanDisk M2 cards are available in 2GB, 1GB and 512MB capacities. The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro 2GB card can store up to 500 MP3 songs, 640 minutes of MPEG4 video or up to 4800 photos.
“The M2 is the new memory card form-factor of choice for the latest Sony Ericsson line of mobile phones delivering great music playback and advanced optics for photos and videos,” said Jeff Kost, handset business vice-president at SanDisk.
The SanDisk M2 card line has been designed for use with M2 supported handsets, and includes an adapter for use with Memory Stick PRO Duo devices such as cameras and game modules. The SanDisk M2 is compatible with the Sony Ericsson K610, K800, K790, M600/608, V630, W300, W710, W712, Z710 and Z712 mobile phones. When paired with its PRO Duo adapter, the SanDisk M2 card is also compatible with the D750, K750, P910, P990, V800, W700, W800/810, W850, W900 and Z800 Sony Ericsson phones.
Basically, the Memory Stick Micro was developed by SanDisk Corporation together with Sony Corporation to meet the growing storage needs of the new highly compact multimedia mobile phones. Besides, the M2 card has been designed as an externally removable media with a controlled eject function and side notch, to prevent it from accidentally falling out of the phone slot.
Measuring just 0.59” x 0.49” x 0.05”, the SanDisk M2 card is the second smallest flash memory media in the world, after the microSD cards, which SanDisk introduced a while ago.
The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro cards are already being shipped to retailers worldwide. The 2GB version of the SanDisk M2 card will cost $119.99, the 1GB version, $54.99 and the 512MB $44.99.