Seagate unveils Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) wireless mobile storage

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Seagate has unveiled what it sees as the next-generation of mobile storage – Digital Audio Video Experience, or DAVE for short.

DAVE is a technology that can deliver 10-20GB of wireless storage for your mobile device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi anywhere up to 30ft (9.1m) – not unlike the recently-unveiled BluOnyx server. And the accessory is small – about the size of a centimetre-thick credit card. It’s a technology with one eye on the future, as our downloads and the necessary capacity needed to store them continues to grow. According to Frost & Sullivan, the number of mobile video download subscribers will jump to nearly 5 million in 2010, as compared with roughly 250,000 mobile video download subscribers in 2006.

DAVE will allow you to store all these downloads on one device – a 10GB device should mean around 2,500 songs or 21 hours of video available to you all the time. And if you change your mobile handset, you don’t need to swap over the data – just pair it with the new phone or device.

Seagate are planning to sell the device to mobile phone manufacturers later this year – so expect it for sale late 2007.

Seagate website

Dave Walker