Finally, Phone RAM As Good As The Stuff In Your Computer

Samsung has just announced that it is rolling some pretty exciting new memory into production, which will finally bring computer-like RAM performance to your mobile. What you really need to know is that it's fast: it can transmit data at up to 2133Mbps per pin.

That's twice as fast as the previous mobile memory standard, and it means it's possible to transmit three full HD videos -- 17GB! -- in one second over the new Samsung chip when it's embedded in a phone.

It's efficient too, with the shrinking of the chip's geometry apparently providing a 20 per cent increase in efficiency. All that, and it's possible to squeeze 2GB into a stack just 0.8mm in height. Expect to see this stuff hit the next generation of super phones within the next year -- and notice a big difference too. [Engadget]