Although Toshiba Corp stresses that “mobile phones are not the only target for 0.85-inch HDDs,” many see mobile phones to be the big target for HDDs in the one-inch form factor.
Recently, mobile phones that can show TV programs and movies recorded on semiconductor memory cards have been released, and users have more chances of experiencing high-volume data contents. There does seem to be an inevitability of hard drives being built into mobile phones.
In addition to this, manufacturers can expect far greater volume efficiency in mobile phones than in digital cameras or MP3 players, yet another good reason in favor of this move.
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