TrustedReviews: Yesterday Flash memory giant SanDisk has announced ‘slotMusic’: a new physical music format where 320kbps encoded, DRM-free music will be sold on 1GB microSD cards. The seemingly antiquated plan also has the backing of all four major record labels (EMI, Sony BMG, Warner Music and Universal) so widespread support is expected but will anyone be convinced?
The theory is simple: most mobile phones are united in their adoption of the microSD format so users will simply be able to pop down to their local store, buy a slotMusic album and insert it into their handsets.
SanDisk’s Sansa Fuze and View MP3 players also carry microSD expansion slots.
Of course the problem with all this is we have seen something virtually identical try and fail before. TrustedFlash was announced back in September 2005 and proposed DRM-protected albums and video content sold on microSD cards.