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Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! 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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Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

(First posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 15:08 EDT)

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