May 23, 2008 Using mobile phones for multimedia activities has increased as phones have crammed more and more multimedia capabilities into their ever shrinking housings. SanDisk’s new flash Mobile Ultra, microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards, aim to meet the storage and speed requirements of digital photography, music downloads, videos, and GPS functionality that have become standard on such devices.

The SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance cards, which are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities, provide fast side-loading speeds for accelerated transfer rates of digital files to and from their mobile memory card and their computer. The cards are also bundled with a MobileMate Micro Reader that plugs directly into a USB 2.0 port to assist in this quick transport and easy management of digital content.

The microSD cards are engineered for slot-equipped legacy mobile phones and can hold a maximum capacity of 2GB, while the microSDHC cards, available in 4GB and 8GB, are built 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 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacity levels.

SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD 2GB has a suggested retail price of US$34.99. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC 4GB card has a MSRP of $59.99 and the SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC 8GB card has an MSRP of $119.99. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra Memory Stick Micro M2 2GB has a suggested MSRP of $39.99, and the 4GB and 8GB are priced at $69.99 and $129.99, respectively. SanDisk Mobile Ultra memory cards will be available across the US in early June 2008 and are expected to be available throughout the world later in the same month.