Flash memory maker Sandisk has launched a range of 'premium' memory cards for use in mobile phones. The Sandisk Mobile Ultra flash memory cards come in 2GB to 8GB capacities and will go onsale in June.

Sandisk says it will offer the cards in three formats: Mobile Ultra microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). Sandisk claims the cards have accelerated transfer speeds when used with a mobile phone or PC.

The cards are also bundled with a MobileMate Micro Reader, which connects to the card and then plugs into a USB 2.0 port of a PC top aid the transfer.

Michael Romero, vice-president of mobile retail business, Sandisk, said, "Sandisk's new Mobile Ultra line will make consumers' digital lifestyle more manageable by offering them greater ability to quickly transfer photos, maps, music, videos, games and other large file size content wherever they go."

The Sandisk Mobile Ultra microSD cards are available with a capacity of 2GB and are designed for older mobile phones while the microSDHC cards offer 4 or 8GB of space are compatible with newer mobile phone models.

The M2 cards have been created specifically for Sony Ericsson's new generation of mobile phones and come in 2, 4 or 8GB capacities.

Prices will start from £14.99 and the cards will be available from www.sandisk.co.uk in June.

Sandisk Mobile Ultra mobile phone memory card

Sandisk Mobile Ultra mobile phone memory card