During his annual tour around the Solution Showcase at WES 2009 last week, Research in Motion's President and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis stopped at the Giesecke & Devrient booth to get an overview of their microSD product. This made me very curious to find out what it is all about (if it caught Mike L's eye it has got to be good). Basically, what they offer is a smart card in a microSD form factor. Since you use the card inside the BlackBerry, you don't have to bother with external readers any more. They also showed me a version of this secure microSD card that, in combination with an antenna, can be used for contactless applications. I can think of a number of ways in which this microSD smart card can be useful... I'm going to follow up in the next couple of weeks with a more hands-on review, but you should definitely watch the video above to learn more in the meantime - this is some cool stuff. By the way, the Gi & De is one of the biggest printers of banknotes and SIM cards worldwide.

SecureCard for BlackBerry
a smartcard in a microsd card in a credit card (nice packaging!) from isec7