Rumors have Sony planning to release 256MB, 512MB and 1GB memory sticks, dubbed Memory Stick pro. The official announcement should come at the CES in Vegas, the first full week in January.
So far it seems the new format while faster and larger, will not work on PDA’s or any other consumer electronics that use the technology. Think it’s not a big deal? Tell that to the 376 companies that support the Memory Stick format, including Samsung, the largest licensee.
A potential silver lining though…maybe this switch will make it easier to use the slot for peripherals. Who knows though, Sony’s only official statement on this leak is that plans are always subject to change.
Andrew and I will be at the CES and will personally kick some butt if Sony acts out.