1-GB microSD

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Features: Kingston Technology Company, Inc., has announced the launch of

1-GB microSD expansion memory cards to further enhance its growing line of

mobile memory solutions.

The increased capacity and format is essential for users of current and
next-generation multifunction mobile phones that require more memory to support

advanced features including MP3 players, video, higher-resolution cameras and

mobile gaming.

Kingston's 1-GB microSD memory card
“The microSD form factor is becoming increasingly popular as new mobile phone

handsets reduce in size and increase in functionality,” said Scott Chen, vice

president, APAC Business Development, Kingston. “With new 1-GB capacities,

consumers can efficiently manage more- from address books, photos and data

files to multiple ringtones, video, music and beyond,” continued Chen.

According to Nicole D'Onofrio, Industry Analyst, Mobile Computing and Storage,
“Current analysis expects to see strong growth in the microSD market, as

mobile handset consumers are demanding increased storage capacities for their

mobile content, coupled with slim and sexy phone designs.”

For digital entertainment publishers and software developers seeking additional
value from releasing their content on new media, Kingston offers complete

content-on-card services, including custom content loading, packaging and


The new 1-GB microSD card joins the Flash memory product group available for
specialized digital content services.

Kingston microSD cards ship bundled with a Secure Digital (SD) adapter for use
as a full-size SD card. To protect against accidental data loss, the adapter has

a built-in write-protect switch. The new 1-GB capacity card joins the 512-MB and

256-MB cards. Larger capacities will continue to follow as mobile device and

content needs dictate.