Sony Japan has increased the maximum Memory Stick Pro Duo capacity to 8GB with their new 'MSX-M8GS' Memory Stick Pro Duo. The new Memory Stick will be compatible with digital cameras and laptops sold this year. Backward compatibility is not certain. PSPs running firmware ver. 2.81 will be compatible with the new Memory stick. 8GB does put a lot of free space for disposal, as you can load up 19 hours 20 minutes of QVGA video in MPEG-4 format at 768 kbps, 2500 JPEG images and 4100 songs in Atrac format at 64kbps.
Sony will start selling the 'MSX-M8GS' 8GB Memory Stick Pro Duo from March 9 in Japan for 38,000 Yen ($ 325).
Source: New Launches