Anonymous (not verified) - November 13th, 2001
Reprinted from a Panasonic/Business Wire press release:
LAS VEGAS, COMDEX, Nov. 12, 2001 -- Panasonic and Palm Inc. have launched parallel promotions designed to raise consumer awareness and understanding of the SD Memory Card format.
The SD Memory Card, jointly developed by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic), SanDisk and Toshiba, enables consumers to place their favorite music, video, digital photos and other data onto a flash memory card that's about the size of a postage stamp, then take those digital files virtually anywhere. SD Memory Cards allow consumers to share content among such digital devices as cameras, printers, computers, cell phones and handheld computers.
As part of its promotion, Panasonic is providing, by mail-in offer, free Panasonic SD Memory Cards with the purchase of select Panasonic products, including digital still cameras, digital camcorders with built-in digital still camera feature, and SD-enabled audio products. Similarly, Palm is offering free Panasonic SD Memory Cards with the purchase of Palm m125, m500 and m505 SD-enabled handheld computers.
Beginning today, the offers are being promoted in 30-second television spots airing on A&E, Discovery Channel, ESPN and CNN. The commercials demonstrate the interoperability of the SD format, showing a digital image taken with a Panasonic digital camera or camcorder and saved onto an SD Memory Card. The card then can be slipped into an easily configured Palm m125, m500 or m505 handheld and viewed on the handheld's display.