This may be an interesting development in the ongoing discussions on whether or not a hard drive will be included in the next Xbox.
M-Systems Enters Into Agreement with Microsoft to Develop Removable Flash Memory Units
M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. (Nasdaq: FLSH), the developer of the Smart DiskOnKey? platform, has entered into a technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation. Under the agreement, M-Systems will develop customized memory units for future Xbox? products and services.
“Although Microsoft is not obligated to purchase any memory units under the agreement, we believe that this agreement could represent a significant opportunity for M-Systems,” said Dov Moran, president and CEO of M-Systems.
More information available here on News.com. Is this a confirmation on whether or not Xbox Next will have a hard drive? No of course not, but what it does confirm is that the market is very hungry for details on the next console and M-Systems are definitely turning some heads fast.