It was only very recently that a not so popular memory maker by the name of "MICRODIA" ramped up the maximum capacity for SD cards to a whopping 16GB; And now Samsung receive credit for having announced the world's first 8GB microSD card today, making it an awesome card to have for storing your MP3 / TV eps collection etc. on a multimedia mobile phone or some such.
Further information about the new card can be sourced over at Samsung's press center.
Seoul, Korea - May, 17, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that it has developed an 8Gigabyte (GB) microSD (Secure Digital) memory card, a size optimal for today's multimedia mobile phones. Featuring the highest capacity today for a microSD card, the new fingernail-sized card is capable of storing 2,000 MP3 music files, 4,000 digital photos, or approximately 5 DVD-quality movies.
SD cards, to date, have been largely used for data storage in digital still cameras and increasingly in televisions. MicroSD cards, which are a quarter the size of an SD card, are backward compatible with SD cards using an extender, to allow multimedia files downloaded by mobile phones to be easily displayed on other media.