Microsoft to offer external Blu-Ray Disc Optical Drive for Xbox 360; manufactured by Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp.

According to market sources, Microsoft does have plans to offer its customers a BD option. Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp., a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Toshiba Corp., has been contracted to manufacture external Blu-ray disc drives for Microsoft Xbox 360 game console. While the exact specifications of the product are unknown, it is rumoured that […]

According to market sources, Microsoft does have plans to offer its customers a BD option. Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp., a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Toshiba Corp., has been contracted to manufacture external Blu-ray disc drives for Microsoft Xbox 360 game console. While the exact specifications of the product are unknown, it is rumoured that Microsoft aims at $100 - $150 price-point for the device in order to compete against Sony PlayStation 3 with Xbox 360 + external Blu-ray drive combination.

Source:→ X-bit labs