Yesterday a new memory card format was announced, but I couldn't be bothered to post about it at the time. The SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) has an improved read/write speed of 300MBPS although the first releases will only have 104MBPS. The card's real advantage over current memory cards is the improved storage capacity – up to two terabytes (2,000GB) of data! That's enough space to hold 100 high definition movies.
Now I know that these are designed more for laptops and camcorders, but I just know someone is going to want one for their phone. At the moment they'll be out of luck as no handset manufacturers have announced they'll support the new format, despite the advert showing a phone. What I wonder is why anyone would need that much storage space on their phones? The majority of users don't change the memory card that comes with the handset when they buy it (usually 512MB, but can be up to 2GB). I'm a hardcore phone user and I've only just scratched the surface of my fourth gigabyte of storage. Are there really people out there who have that much high definition music, photos and video that they must carry everywhere with them? Seriously, two terabytes worth?