all too accustomed to hard drive makers squeezing more and more data into smaller and smaller spaces, but there's still
something really sweet about the news that Seagate's rolling out a new 12GB 1-inch drive called the ST1.3 that's 23%
smaller than their current 1-inch drive yet squeezes in 50% more storage capacity. They're aiming these drives squarely
at mobile phone makers, so brace yourselves for announcements of a whole bunch of 12GB cellphones in the weeks and
months after Seagate starts shipping these things (they're saying it'll be Q3 of this year).
P.S. - Yeah,
we know that flash is where it's at for portable devices, but it'll be a while before it's feasible (from a cost
perspective) to put 12GB of flash into a cellphone.