PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Increases microSDHC Card to 32GB
Large Capacity Card Perfect for Content-Rich Smartphone Use
Fountain Valley, CA -- October 6, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will ship its first 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card on Monday, October 11th. The ultra-large 32GB microSDHC card is the perfect mobile storage solution for entertainment and business applications as smartphone use integrates into everyday life.
"The need for additional portable storage has grown as the mobile phone has transitioned from a simple voice device to a powerful multifunctional tool which is used to email, listen to music, take photos and watch movies," said Mike Kuppinger, Flash card product manager, Kingston®. "Mobile phones are about more than just staying in touch as we also use them to take pictures at our kids' sporting events, shoot videos on vacation and post to social media sites. An extra 32GB of expandable memory takes these capabilities even further."
Kingston's 32GB microSDHC card is capable of storing nearly 29,000 photos, over 6,000 songs and more than 2,000 minutes of video. The card has worked flawlessly when tested on the latest crop of smartphones including the HTC Evo™ 4G and Shadow™; Motorola Droid™ X; RIM (BlackBerry®) Bold™ 9000; and, Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant™.
Mobility and versatility are taken a step further as the card is available with a variety of adapters including SD and miniSD, allowing one card to be used in several devices. Kingston also ships the 32GB microSDHC card with a small USB reader for convenient data transfers. The 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card is backed by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.
Kingston 32GB microSDHC Class 4 Features and Specifications:
Compliant: with the SD Specification Version 2.00 (Class 4)
Versatile: when combined with an adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card
Compatible: with microSDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
File Format: FAT32
Reliable: lifetime warranty
Capacities*: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
Speed: Class 4 — 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
|Kingston microSDHC 32GB Class 4 Card |
|Part Number ||Capacity and Features ||MSRP (U.S. only) |
|SDC4/32GBSP ||32GB Class 4 microSDHC Card (card only) ||$ 153.00 |
|SDC4/32GB ||32GB Class 4 microSDHC Card (w/SD adapter) ||$ 155.00 |
|SDC4/32GB-2ADP ||32GB Class 4 microSDHC Card (w/two adapters) ||$ 159.00 |
|MRG2+SDC4/32GB ||32GB Class 4 microSDHC Card (w/reader) ||$ 159.00 |
|Kingston Storage Chart |
|Photo Storage** ||Pictures |
|1.3MP ||3MP ||5MP |
|2GB Kingston microSD ||3144 ||1808 ||1190 |
|4GB Kingston microSDHC ||6288 ||3616 ||2380 |
|8GB Kingston microSDHC ||12576 ||7232 ||4760 |
|16GB Kingston microSDHC ||25152 ||14464 ||9520 |
|32GB Kingston microSDHC ||50304 ||28928 ||19040 |
|Music Storage - MP3 & WMA*** ||Approximate Songs |
|2GB Kingston microSD ||380 |
|4GB Kingston microSDHC ||760 |
|8GB Kingston microSDHC ||1520 |
|16GB Kingston microSDHC ||3040 |
|32GB Kingston microSDHC ||6080 |
|Video Storage† ||Approximate Minutes |
|2GB Kingston microSD ||136 |
|4GB Kingston microSDHC ||272 |
|8GB Kingston microSDHC ||544 |
|16GB Kingston microSDHC ||1088 |
|32GB* Kingston microSDHC ||2176 |
* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Guide at www.kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.
** Approximate number of standard JPEG pictures. JPEG file sizes vary based upon camera model and default settings, as well as user-selected resolution and compression mode settings. Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed.
*** Approximate number of songs. Assumes 4MB file size. Results may vary based upon compression rates and devices used.
† Approximate minutes of video clips. Assumes MPEG1 format. 1.5Mbps file size. Results may vary based upon video compression rate.
About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.
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(First posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 15:08 EDT)