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Kingston Technology Announces new microSDHC Cards

Kingston Technology Company announced it is releasing microSD High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash memory cards, starting with a 4GB microSDHC card in a Class 4 speed rating. Providing speed and capacity increases in the smallest footprint available, Kingston microSDHC cards are perfect to meet the rising communication and multimedia demands of mobile phones and digital devices able to take advantage of the advanced expansion memory platform.

“As next-generation mobile phones promise cutting edge functionality in ever-smaller form factors, demands increase on hardware to deliver these features, particularly in the area of expansion memory where storage and read/write performance becomes greater,” said Jim Selby, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Kingston Technology. “Kingston is following the natural progression of mobile technology and we timed our microSDHC roll-out to be in step as the need materializes,” added Selby.

The microSDHC 4GB card, part number SDC4/4GB, is the first offering in the Kingston microSDHC product line. This format is the predominant mobile memory standard and handsets such as Nokia’s 5310, 5610, E90, N81 and N95 as well as LG Electronics’ VX8550, VX8700 and VX9400 mobile phones are fully compatible with it.

Concurrent with the release of the 4GB card, Kingston is launching a microSDC 4GB adapter pack including a mini- and a full-size SD adapter, helping consumers to use their microSDHC cards with PCs, laptops and other digital devices.

Able to hold more than 2,000 images, 1,000 digital music tracks or 8 hours of MPEG4 video, the Kingston 4GB microSDHC card surpasses capacities beyond the 2GB threshold of the original microSD card format. While identical in physical size to the original microSD card, microSDHC is compatible with microSDHC host devices only and not backward compatible with standard microSD-enabled devices or readers.

Backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support, Kingston microSDHC Flash memory cards are available through Kingston’s distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.