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Seagate and Cornice unveil new minidrives

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Feb 2006 16:19 User comments (2)

Seagate and Cornice unveil new minidrives Both Seagate and Cornice have unveiled new minidrives in the competition to get more storage capacity on mobile phones. Seagate's new offering, the ST1.3 Series, has a a 12GB capacity in a one-inch format that is smaller than previous CE drives. The product was shown at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. It also offers a new optional drop sensor for increased robustness, the company said in a statement. It is thought that soon, high capacity mobile phones will give MP3 players severe competition if consumers can be drawn to them.
"Portable, on-demand video is driving the next wave of revenue opportunity for the mobile phone and entertainment communities. As consumer adoption drives the demand for the availability of video content anytime and anywhere, the need for tiny, high-capacity hard drives becomes more apparent," said Brodie Keast, Seagate's general manager of consumer electronics. Cornice also unveiled a new drive, which the company says focuses on compactness more than capacity.

It has shown 8GB and 10GB versions of its Dragon Series drives which are smaller than the Seagate drives. "Cornice's storage is a natural fit for the mobile phone market", said Samsung, as it offers "both the thinnest available storage solution, which is important for compact-sized mobile phones, and the extreme durability of Crash Guard technology, crucial to the consumer." Samsung uses a 3GB Dragon Series drive in its i300 Mobile Smartphone, which will be shown at 3GSM.


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2 user comments

114.2.2006 20:33

I Love Seagate, Keep up the good work. That much storage so small on a phone is just really exciting.

217.2.2006 13:59

I want one of these for my DSLR, come on Seagate, make a 12gb SD Card, I wanna shoot RAW!

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