Hard Drive Storage in Handheld Applications
I recently purchased an IPOD and found it quite an attractive package of a miniaturized hard drive. IPODs sell in large quantities and certainly qualifies for a commercially available technology. It's now seen almost everywhere. What if the stoarge of the IPOD could be packaged with the CPU, Display, and RAM of the Handheld PDA? This would provide tremendous data storage capability for handheld applications without resorting to custom device development.
Today I read a news release from Samsung that they will build a mobile phone with a 1.5 Gigabyte hard drive. The SPH-V5400 model phone will sell for about $800. The inclusion of a hard drive opens the mobile phone/handheld device to many new applications. If you are working the area of handhelds and have thoughts about the need for data storage, I would like to hear from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.