ToshibaToshiba has just announced the launch of the world’s first 32GB SDHC card along with the 16GB SDHC card and 8GB microSDHC card. The cards could be a major memory boost to cell phones and other portable gadgets.

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Toshiba is releasing the 16GB SDHC memory worldwide from October, and the 32GB SDHC card and 8GB MicroSDHC Card will go on sale worldwide from January 2008. UK prices have yet to be confirmed, although the Japanese on-sale price of the 16GB SDHC card is initially expected to be around 40,000 Yen (£175) and the 32GB SDHC card 80,000 Yen (£350).

The gadgets are getting smarter and the demand for memory to support the media-rich devices is bound to be high. No wonder that memory device manufacturers are bracing for the challenge. Check out Paul Mah’s blog about Seagate’s foray into flash storage; and let’s not forget that Toshiba is planning to introduce 320GB hard disks for laptops; and Samsung announced a 160GB drive for portable devices. Indeed, it’s a wheeling time on the memory front.