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SONY Unveils Pen Drives for Smartphones and Tablets

SONY Unveils Pen Drives for Smartphones and Tablets

Eyeing a new market for data storage devices, Sony has launched the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets. The new flash drives are two-in-one devices with both USB 2.0 and microUSB connectors, allowing buyers to use them with laptops and desktops as well as smartphones and tablets.

“These new drives combine convenience, peace of mind, and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking,” said Viviano Cantu, director of consumer media marketing, Sony Electronics.

The new drives are compatible with Android (Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean) operating systems and offer USB on-the-go (OTG) functionality. Sony is working on making them compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat), the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Apart from copying data between devices, these flash drives can be used to as additional or temporary storage for smartphones and tablets.

The flash drives will hit global markets in January.

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