Kingston has announced it is releasing a 16GB microSDHC Flash memory card for use in mobile phones.

"The increased functionality of the latest mobile phones has helped fuel and raise consumers' appetites for more digital content", said Wendy Lecot, Flash business development manager at Kingston Digital.

"Today's mobile lifestyle includes using phones as portable media players and as a camera. The Kingston 16GB microSDHC card removes the barrier of limited internal handset or device memory and allows users to store more photos, songs, games and videos".

Kingston says its 16GB cards can store more than 3000 digital songs, over 9000 images from a 5-megapixel cameraphone, or up to 16 hours of video.

The Kingston 16GB microSDHC card (Kingston part number SDC2/16GB) has a suggested price of £40.55.