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October 7, 2003
Memory Stick Media and Compatible
Products Reach 50 Million Cumulative Shipments Worldwide
in 5 Years
Gather Together for "Memory Stick Pavilion" during CEATEC
JAPAN 2003, "Mobile Movie" Compatible Mobile Phone Introduced
October 7, 2003, Makuhari, Japan -
"Mobile Movie" compatible products will be showcased at
the "Memory Stick Pavilion" during CEATEC JAPAN 2003 (October
7 - 11, 2003, Chiba Makuhari Messe).
Since its introduction in September 1998, Memory Stick has
steadily expanded its market share. Worldwide cumulative
shipments of Memory Stick media and compatible products
have reached 50 million respectively this fall. Currently
a total of over 480 companies as of the end of September
2003 have expressed support for Memory Stick, and the number
of Memory Stick compatible products continues to increase
rapidly. To expand the enjoyment and convenience of Memory
Stick's network further to also encompass a variety of products
offline, "Mobile Movie," a new Memory Stick application
that enables recorded video content to be played back on
a wide range of mobile products at any time and any place,
was proposed on September 5, 2003.
KDDI CORPORATION and OKINAWA CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY
yesterday announced a "Mobile Movie" compatible mobile phone
as "Mobile Movie" expands into the mobile phone market.
With "Mobile Movie," users can now record analog terrestrial
television programs or any other such video content* onto
a Memory Stick and then play it back on various compatible
devices while on the go.
*Only conventional TV broadcasting (analog terrestrial broadcasting)
and video input, copy-free content can be recorded.
In addition to KDDI's mobile phone, television sets, compact
portable television & video recorder, handheld, and Memory
Stick compatible video recorder will also be displayed at
the pavilion as "Mobile Movie" compatible products announced
or currently available in Japan*. "Mobile Movie" will expand
into a wider range of mobile products and in-car devices,
in Japan and overseas. By adding video recording and playback
to its existing applications such as still image and music
recording and playback, the Memory Stick-connected world
will further expand.
*For more information about "Mobile Movie" and compatible
products, please visit http://www.memorystick.com/en/
Following on from CEATEC JAPAN 2001 and 2002, Memory Stick
supporters will once again join the Sony Memory Stick pavilion.
Memory Stick products and applications from more than 45
companies supporting Memory Stick will be showcased and
demonstrated at the pavilion in an environment that recreates
scenes from daily life divided into four stages: "CAR,"
"HOME," "OUTDOOR," and "OFFICE." The newly introduced high-speed
data transfer Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo,
a miniaturized new generation Memory Stick "Memory Stick
PRO," will also be displayed at the pavilion.
"Memory Stick" will continue to evolve as a platform to
connect customers with content and services.
For information about "Mobile Movie" and "Memory Stick,"
please visit www.memorystick.com.