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SIM To Become a Storage Card, DRM Controller

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Invader J

Feb 19, 2006, 1:33 AM

OH GOD, are they high?!

*NOT ANOTHER flash memory format!!!*

Here's what they should have done: take the MiniSD standard, and cram SIM functionality into it. Done and done. No need to wait for larger formats (4GB MiniSD is almost here), no need to struggle to increase the capacity of this new Flash/SIM standard, plenty of manufacturers already cranking them out, etc.

What happens when you've filled the 512MB, which is nothing lately? Are they going to start making phones with what amounts to two flash card slots? Sure, I guess it is convenient that the already-present SIM slot becomes a memory card slot, but really. What about when you fill it up and need a 1GB or 2GB Flash/SIM card - you'd have to deal with the carriers to get your semi-hardwired SIM info o...
Guess we'll just have to crack it.
Makes sense to me.

Firstly, to add an MiniSD format expansion slot adds quite a bit of space. If we are all using a SIM card anyway, why not utilize that for a combined information/storage capacity and make phones smaller?

Secondly, it's 512MB ...

Feb 17, 2006, 3:59 PM

Holy cow...

😳 That's a lot of storage....
Yeah, that way we can fit a million contacts on one SIM... 😳

Feb 17, 2006, 4:47 PM

for gsm carriers this is sweet...................

imagine a one time purchase of a game unless your phone is lost or stolen.

but i could see gsm carriers charging monthly for games now 🙄 .
It isn't really anything that transflash memory cards can't provide now as long as the phones allow it.

It seemed like a good idea until I saw the DRM thing on it. DRM can go to hell.

imagine a one time purchase of a game unless your phone is lost or stolen.

Dream on. Do you have any idea how many different versions of games we have to ship in order to support all of the different handsets carriers use? I recently relea...
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