PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Mobile Ultra MicroSDHC And Memory Stick Micro (M2) Premium Mobile Memory Cards Increase Capacity To 16 Gigabytes
SanDisk Mobile Ultra 16GB Cards Feature Increased Capacity, Fast Side-loading and Bundled USB 2.0-Compatible Reader for Easy Transfer of Digital Content
- SanDisk® Mobile Ultra™ 16GB microSDHC™ & Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) cards are highest-capacity premium removable memory cards for mobile phones
- SanDisk Mobile Ultra cards' fast side-loading speed transfers data quickly to and from the memory card and computer
- MobileMate™ Micro Reader bundled with mobile memory card for ease of use
CES 2009, South Hall, Booth # 30659, LAS VEGAS- Jan. 7, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory products, today announced that it will be shipping its 16 gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) mobile memory cards - the world's largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones - in January. This increased capacity, coupled with the high performance of the SanDisk Mobile Ultra line, allows consumers to further take advantage of the many storage-intensive features offered by today's portable handsets such as music playback, photo and video camera functions, gaming and GPS applications.
A must-have product for consumers who embody the digital lifestyle, the SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance cards are "best of breed" premium cards that provide fast side-loading speeds. This means that users will experience accelerated transfer rates of digital files to and from their mobile memory card and computer. For added convenience, the card is bundled with a MobileMate Micro Reader that plugs directly into a USB 2.0-compatible port, enabling quick transport and easy management of digital content without the need to purchase additional equipment.
"Mobile devices are at the center of our digital world. You can never overestimate the need for more storage," said Avi Greengart, Research Director, Mobile Devices for Current Analysis, an independent market research firm.
"As consumers listen to music, view photos, take and watch videos on their phones, the need for high-capacity removable mobile phone memory cards that can quickly transfer these files increases," said Diana Cartwright, senior director, retail marketing, SanDisk. "Our new 16GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC and M2 cards include a MobileMate Micro reader for fast side-loading, offering the most convenient means for people to store, move and play digital content to and from their mobile phones."
The 16GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $119.99 and $129.99, respectively.
The microSDHC cards, available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are ideal for newer mobile phone models, most of which are compatible with these higher capacity cards. The Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards are designed for Sony Ericsson's new generation of mobile phones, all of which are compatible with the 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacity levels. SanDisk Mobile Ultra cards come with a 10-year limited warranty. The MobileMate Micro reader is bundled with the memory cards as a value to consumers2.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.
The MobileMate Micro reader comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/mediakit SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk Mobile Ultra is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Memory Stick Micro and M2 are trademarks of Sony Corporation. microSDHC is a trademark of SD-3C LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder (s).
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, applications, markets, and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting or market demand for these products may grow more slowly than our expectations, these products may not perform as expected, these products may not be available at the prices, in the regions, in the capacities or at the time expected, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.
(First posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 12:27 EST)