Samsung Mass-Producing 8 Gigabit NAND Flash Memory

Samsung's announced that they're starting mass production of their 8-Gigabit NAND flash memory. What this means to you is Samsung is offering an 8GB worth of memory by "'vertically stacking two 4GB packages, each package carrying a vertical stack of four 8Gb dies', meaning each solution has eight 8Gb dies in it for a total of 8GB."

Seeing as Samsung and Apple have a sweet deal going with their flash memory in the iPod Nanos, could this 8GB product mean that the 8GB Nanos are finally on their way? Perhaps as soon as WWDC next month, since there hasn't been an iPod product refresh in quite some time? We hope so. It could also mean cellphones and other MP3 players are due for a storage bump as well.

60-nanometer 8-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory [Akihabara News]