16GB microSD cards could be on the horizon

16GB of microSD would be exciting to the point of nerdgasm, and I'm not-so-secretly hoping today could be the day we hear word of its release date

I've predicted that we'd see some interesting advances in flash memory this year at CES, and thus far it seems I was right.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of flash memory, particularly in the microSD form. I got all excited when I saw an 8GB microSD card for the first time, and continually remind myself not to take such awe-inspiring capacities inside such tiny form factors for granted.

Yesterday I was wagging chins with one of SanDisk's reps. Although we were mainly talking about solid-state hard drives -- not that he would tell me where the 100GB models sit on the company's road map -- we also discussed microSD.

"So tell me, are you going to give us 16GB microSD any time soon?" I asked. "Are you going to be at tomorrow's conference?" he replied, to which I answered in the affirmative. "Then watch this space," he retorted, with a smile.

Now I'm not one for idle speculation, as you know. But 16GB of microSD would be exciting to the point of nerdgasm, and I'm not-so-secretly hoping today could be the day we hear word of its release date.

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