New 8 and 10 GB Hard Drives For Phones Unveiled
Jan 2, 2006, 1:50 PM by (staff)
Cornice today announced two new hard drives made for phones and other mobile devices. The hard drives are 40% smaller than first generation one inch drives but have significantly more storage and use less power thanks to perpendicular technology. They also feature better shock and drop protection than previous models. The drives will come in 8 and 10 GB models and will be available to manufacturers this quarter. Samsung uses Cornice's 3 GB drive in their i300 and the two companies have recently announced Samsung will use the same drive in additional models.
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