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2-3GB drives for mobile phones

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Update Toshiba has developed a 0.85in hard disk platter and will begin sampling drives based on the tiny unit to mobile phone and PDA manufacturers next summer.

The 2-3GB drives will go into mass production early 2005, company insiders claim in a Nihon Keizai Shimbun report yesterday.

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Pricing has yet to be set, but the sources suggested the drive will ship for around ¥30,000 ($279). Mass production will push that down to ¥10,000 ($93) after a few years on the market, they claimed.

Such drives have the potential to bring high storage capacities to handheld devices like mobile phones - a key target market for Toshiba's 0.85in drive - by offering a sufficiently low power consumption profile (not to mention physical size). ®

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