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Sony Ericsson dropping support for Memory Stick Micro

Sony Ericsson dropping support for Memory Stick Micro

Sony Ericsson is to drop Memory Stick Micro from its new mobile phones in favour of microSD cards.

Yesterday, three new Sony Ericsson mobile phones, namely the Satio, Aino and Yari, were unveiled, all of which were equipped with slots for microSD cards.

Fortune Alexander, global marketing director at the company, confirmed that this was indicative of the company’s future policy and that forthcoming handsets will see Sony's proprietory memory card featured less and less.

It is thought that microSD will be used initially in the company’s higher-end mobile phones and begin appearing to mid-range and budget handsets in years to come.

News of increasing standardisation within the mobile phone industry comes after February's announcement that manufacturers have agreed to employ a universal charger.

Companies who have thus far agreed to adopt a charger that is compatible with a common USB connector include Nokia, LG, Sony and a host of mobile phone networks.

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