Toshiba announces 64GB NAND flash module; hints at Apple iPhone, iPod touch refresh

Toshiba on Tuesday announced the launch of a 64GB embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity chip yet created and a potential fit for the next refresh of the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

Toshiba on Tuesday announced the launch of a 64GB embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity chip yet created and a potential fit for the next refresh of the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

The chip is the flagship model in a lineup of six embedded NAND flash memory modules designed for application in smartphones, netbooks and digital video cameras.

As detailed on ZDNet sister site TechRepublic, the iPhone 3GS uses either a single 16GB or 32GB Toshiba NAND module. It's likely that this new 64GB module will make its way into the next generation iPhone and iPod touch -- enough for more than 1,000 hours of recorded music and almost 20 hours of standard definition (7Mbps) video.

The company says samples of the 64GB module are available now, with mass production to begin in the first quarter of 2010.

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