SyChip Developing More Multi-Function SD Cards

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SyChip is best known for developed the Wi-Fi SD card currently being marketed by several companies, including SanDisk and ViewSonic. This company has revealed plans to create SD cards that offer more than one function.

According to News.com, SyChip is working on an SD card that offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking. It has reached the prototype stage on this model. This card would allow users to wirelessly connect to the Internet through either a Wi-Fi access point or a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

SyChip is also working on an SD card that has Wi-Fi and some memory, though the company hasn’t said how much. This would mean that people who have handhelds with only a single slot would be able to add both wireless networking and additional Storage with having to frequently switch cards.

It is not known when either of these cards will be on the market or at what prices. It also isn’t clear if there will be both Palm OS and Pocket PC drivers for these, though it seems likely.

SyChip itself won’t be selling these products to the public. Instead, it will licence its designs to companies like SanDisk, which will handle sales and distribution.

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