Have you ever been out on the town and after snapping a few hundred pictures of your night out your memory card suddenly filled up? I know! It’s infuriating that you won’t be able to take a picture of the Taco Bell drive through guy handing you your change for the 87 soft tacos and one order of cinnamon crisps you just bought. Well fear not. AT&T is going to start selling 32 gigabyte memory cards at their retail locations for $139.99.
AT&T will also be selling a 16 gig card; however, a 16 GB memory card isn’t really anything new. But 32 gigs is a bit staggering when you start to look at the numbers. Assuming you have a fancy new Smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera like the Samsung Vibrant, you can take 1,831 pictures without filling up your memory card. If you are a music buff, you can store close to 5000 songs, which is just enough to hold the entire Barry Manilow catalogue. Or you could store 16 hours of video. That means you can finally shoot that scene for scene recreations of the Ten Commandments and still have room for all three Twilight movies. The one thing it can’t do is help you decide if you are on team Edward or team Jacob – but who can honestly make that choice?
It’s crazy to think what phones are capable of these days, so it’s no real surprise that the cell phone accessories are expected to keep pace. The funny thing is, what we joke around about today as being excessive will be the same thing we’ll be wondering how we did without it a year from now.