SanDisk has given us BlackBerry addicts another reason to cry this holiday season. I have started to see some retail chains such as J&R starting to carry the SanDisk 8GB MicroSDHC cards for a whopping $149.99.
These cards do not seem to be compatible out of the box with current BlackBerry devices but I don’t have an 8130 OS 4.3 to try it out on so I can’t be sure. I really wish RIM would get their act together when it comes to supporting these cards. Imagine having the same 8GB storage available to the iPhone on your BlackBerry. UPDATE: I just received an email by a reader Paul about a thread on BlackBerryForums where 8130 users are confirming that the 8GB cards work like a charm on the new BlackBerry 8130 Pearl.
I currently own a 6GB SanDisk card that I have tried to get to work on my BlackBerry 8310. I have been having a little bit of luck but mostly it is a failed prospect. Currently it is just sitting on a shelf gathering dust . It is promising that these new high capacity cards are available. It used to be that sizes over 4GB were only theoretical a few months ago. Hopefully SanDisk will continue cramming more storage into these tiny cards. Maybe next year we can announce the availability of 32GB cards!