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SanDisk Launches First 16GB microSDHC Card

Gordon Kelly


SanDisk Launches First 16GB microSD HC Card

Headline kinda says it all really...

Still that wouldn't make for much of a news story so for those still slightly unclear about what is going here (heaven knows how?) SanDisk has launched the world's first 16GB microSD HC card (microSD Higher Capacity). Product code: 'SDSDQ-016G-E11M' for those who really want the detail.

Ok, so we've got that bit out of the way (twice) and the capacity - as is the wonderful pattern for flash memory - doubles the previous industry best of 8GB (12GB never did take off). The price will be a very reasonable £49.99, goes on sale immediately and it really does set the cat amongst the pigeons by giving the likes of the newly announced Android-based T-Mobile G1 the chance to match the iPhone 3G, Samsung i8510 and Nokia N96.

One note of caution however readers: only the newest handsets tend to support microSD HC capacities this big so best do your research before you lay out your cash. A good rule of thumb however is if a phone can support 8GB microSD HC it should be fine with 16GB. Smartphones like the BlackBerry Bold, Samsung Omnia and Nokia N96 all play nicely too and in the case of the latter means the potential of a 32GB handset. Very nice indeed.

So yes, this is a straightforward announcement but considering the capacity and the size (11 x 15 x 1 mm !) sometimes you just have to step back and say: Isn't technology incredible!



Card on sale at Amazon.uk


September 26, 2008, 11:11 am

Just trying to find that micro sd slot on my touch diamond!


September 26, 2008, 2:25 pm

awesome! I was wondering when these would make it to market!

I'm impressed by the price too! &#16350 is significantly lower than the &#163100+ the previous capacity jumps have costed when first available!


September 26, 2008, 7:39 pm

@ ravmania - oops, good point! You bought a touch diamond - after you read our review?!


September 27, 2008, 1:02 am

i've read the site every day for years and i've bought loads of stuff based on your reviews but i ignored your diamond review altogether. its the best WinMo device i've had (out of about six). i'd still be the first to admit that WinMo is defintely not for everyone but if you don't mind putting in some effort its great. for me the only downer is the battery life, which is worse than appalling. it was a bit of a dog before the firmware update but now it flies. oh, and i wouldn't mind a capacitive touch screen. ou get used to the diamond touch scree, but an iphone one just works.


September 27, 2008, 5:53 am

@ravmania - fair points, well made :) But try to stop hurting yourself with WM handsets (six!).

RIM, Nokia, Apple, these are options - just sayin'...

Meyrick Jones

September 29, 2008, 10:32 am

Anyone know whether or not this works with the N95?

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