SanDisk Combines Flash, Wi-Fi
SanDisk Corp. said it would begin shipping a Secure Digital card combining flash memory and Wi-Fi connectivity beginning next month.SanDisk Corp. said it would begin shipping a Secure Digital card combining flash memory and Wi-Fi connectivity beginning next month. The SanDisk Combination SD Card requires a Secure Digital I/O slot as well as either the Windows Pocket PC 2002, 2003, or Windows Mobile 2003 operating system, meaning that the technology will almost exclusively be tied to handhelds. The card, which combines 256MB of storage plus 802.11b, will retail for about $129, company officials said.
SanDisk designed the card because PDAs typically contain a single expansion slot and may not have Wi-Fi built in. "Either you have SD or you have Wi-Fi, but not both," said SanDisk spokesman Mike Wong. "Now, theres no reason not to. In addition, you have the ability to download files without the need to store them in the [PDAs] system memory."