The Inquirer is reporting that mobile manufacturer Nokia could be planning an imminent implementation of SD technology across its mobile phone range. Secure Digital (SD) technology is a data storage technology, allowing easy storage and transfer of files. The Inq, rather smugly, writes:
"As predicted back at Computex (here), Nokia stood a good chance of being left out on a limb by its insistence on using only MMC cards. As Timo Poikolainen, vp for technology marketing with Nokia was forced to admit, "They [SD cards] enable the smooth exchange of digital content among the wide range of SD-enabled devices on the market." Tellingly he also revealed that, "There is also increasing customer demand for SD Card technology in mobile devices."".
No word on what, or which, devices will gain SD technology. Nokia currently use MMC card technology on some products, an alternative flash memory type that doesn't have the wide-spread adoption enjoyed by SD. With greater uptake of camera phones and phones with mp3 players built in, the adoption of SD will undoubtedly be well received by end users. The Inq is also reporting that the flash memory market will be worth $15.9 billion in 2008.