Seagate has announced a new device called DAVE (pictured right, next to Razr V3). No, it isn't a robot built to duke it out in a Godzilla-like battle with Asimo at Honda's gates. DAVE stands for Digital Audio Video Experience and it's a pebble-sized portable hard drive.
Unlike other portable drives, however, DAVE is optimised for use with mobile phones and features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a USB port. It comes in 10GB and 20GB versions and you can use it to stream music, videos and other data to your mobile.
It has a range of about 9m and means you can access much more data on the go than you can with a lower-capacity microSD or SD card. The battery will last for about 10 hours and up to 14 days on standby.
Seagate reckons we'll be able to get our hands on it some time later this year. We can't wait for it and we should hopefully find out more information on it at 3GSM, one of the largest mobile phone events in the world, which is in a couple of weeks' time. -AL