Toshiba's new SD Memory Card Series to Launch in Global Market

” TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation today announced new SD Memory Cards that will extend both the ultra-small and the ultra high-capacity segments of its comprehensive product line-up. The company will launch new microSD Memory Cards in July and August, and follow up in September with the introduction of SDHC Memory Cards. All the new memory cards will be available in the global market. Toshiba is a technology and market leader in applying NAND flash memory to compact memory card solutions that add to the functionality and performance of portable digital equipment, and that provide highly flexible bridge media for transferring data between products as diverse as digital cameras, PCs, TVs and personal video viewers. SD cards are the most widely used multi-platform memory cards. The different versions meet diverse needs, and continue to bring increasingly large capacities to increasingly small cards. Toshiba provides the global market with a full line-up of SD cards that offer the latest advances in memory capacities and the evolving SD standard. The microSD Memory Card is the world’s smallest memory card, just a quarter of the size of the miniSD card. It nonetheless provides the high capacities needed to support the must-have high-resolution cameras and digital music players that are increasingly integrated into mobile phones, while also supporting continued product miniaturization. The microSD Memory Card fully complies with the SD Memory Card standard, and can be slipped into an adapter for use in products with slots for standard SD cards. Toshiba will meet growing demand for memory cards in this small format with 256 MB, 512MB and 1GB capacity microSD Memory Cards” Read more at

TrafficTV your own mobile eye in the sky

“Booting up TrafficTV on any smartphone (here I’m using the S60 3rd Edition-powered E61) is straightforward enough, although as with any Java-based system there’s a huge hit in terms of RAM – you’ll lose 6MB at the very least, meaning that to stand a chance of running this you’ll need an N70 or better (in the Series 60 world). Susprisingly, TrafficTV blends in well with the native S60 interface and only occasionally are there reminders that this is one huge J2ME midlet.On starting up there’s a familiar collection of traffic speed blobs (the redder, the slower the traffic) and it’s easy to zoom in and out, scrolling around to see just the area of the country you’re interested in.” Read this review here:

MobiBLU US2 DAP is nano slim, almost RAZR like

“Ever since the release of the Motorola RAZR so long ago, the mantra of “slim is in” has been steadily increasing in volume across the marketplace, and its influence has stretched beyond the realm of mobile phones. We already see several skinny music players like the iPod nano flooding our streets and now mobiBLU is gearing up to go skinny on us with their new US2 MP3 player.The US2 (which stands for “UltraSlim-2″; I must have missed the first one) is less than a centimetre thick. If it weren’t for the unsightly bulge at the top, this mobiBLU player would be just as skinny as the nano. The simple polished aluminium casing is soft spoken in its elegance, but the navigation keys at the bottom are clearly RAZR-influenced. The 1.5-inch OLED color display appears to be a decent size, and the SRS WoW audio processing should keep the sound quality up among the best of them. It appears to one up the nano in that it will also to do video, photos and recording in addition to audio, though they don’t mention any specifics regarding formats and codecs.Look for the MobiBLU US2 to start shipping the middle of next month in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB varieties.” via