Sunmilk on microSD

Sunmilk from the Netherlands Antilles is one of the first innovative record labels worldwide selling music on MicroSD card. The first microSD named DJ Romeo – Beautiful Nature is available on GEMM, the world´s largest music marketplace. MicroSD (styled “microSD”) is a format for removable flash memory cards.

SD is an acronym for Secure Digital. The cards are commonly used in cellular phones, as well as in some newer handheld GPS devices, portable media players, digital audio players, expandable USB flash memory drives, Nintendo DS flashcards, and digital cameras. It is the smallest memory card available commercially; at 15 mm × 11 mm × 1 mm (about the size of a fingernail), it is about a quarter the size of an SD card. There are adapters which allow a microSD to be used in devices intended for SD, miniSD, Memory Stick Duo and even USB cards. However, they are not universally compatible.

Many microSDs sold online and in stores are packaged with an SD adapter to use the card in devices that take SD cards. TransFlash and microSDs are the same (each can be used in devices made for the other), except that microSD adds support for SDIO mode, enabling non-memory cards like Bluetooth, GPS, and Near Field Communication devices. The microSD format was originally created by SanDisk. It was originally called T-Flash, and then TransFlash, before being renamed microSD when adopted by the SD Card Association (SDA). Other flash card formats approved by the SDA include miniSD and SD card.

The SDA announced the microSD format at CTIA Wireless 2005 on March 14, 2005, and approval of the final microSD specification was announced on July 13, 2005. At launch, the microSD format was available in capacities of 32, 64, and 128 MB. SanDisk introduced a 2 GB microSD card in July of 2006, initially priced at 99 USD. Since then, prices for flash memory devices have fallen dramatically. As of April 2009, The same 2 GB card can be found for as little as 12 USD at department stores, and as of May 2009 for as little as 6 USD at online electronics stores.

In January 2010, a 16 GB micro SD card class 2 costs about 40 USD, and a 4 GB class 2 micro SD card costs about 8 USD. It is expected that the SDXC (up to 2 terabytes data) format will eventually be carried over to the MicroSD cards, however, a timeframe or announcement has not been made. DJ Romeo – Nieuwpoort, TSEN – Curaçao The Mixes and also Temptation & Kinetic X – Love Me with the special bonus track Evolution coming on Sunmilk microSD soon…

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