Nice one Microsoft!
And this is why I'd never have a Windoze phone:
SD card upgrades brick Windows Phone 7 handsets | News | PC Pro
How I laughed when I read this. Milk actually did come out of my nose.
Nice one Microsoft!
i've got a winmo 6 phone and its fine, this is purely a windows 7 thing, because they want the phone to "work out the box" rather than a user having to configure things, so obviously upgrading a memory card is "configuring"
i know people like to bash winmo 6 as being old and ugly, but the work done by some people at xda-developers has made the windows interface actually look great and quite intuitive
it was stated all through development of Mobile7 it will not support flash memory cards, so it's isn't really Microsoft fault that manufacturers allow people to take the card out when they have been told not to
I don't see the problem?
i dont think any of the UK win7 phones out has a removable storage slot, so chances are its just the US ones. to be fair, as stated on a blog, do this when first buying the phone, re-flash to factory defaults and thats it. if you need to be swapping memory cards on a regular basis in your phone, chances are you don't need a phone, you need a memory card reader and a PC!!!
Has anyone actually read the article yet?
Its for internal storage that was not designed to be removed, in fact the Microsoft article says treat the SD card (which would come pre installed anyway) as if it were welded into the phone.
Not including removable storage has been the act of apple for years with various devices so why should it be any different in Windows phone - in fact its a lot easier to use your WP as a USB drive (with a USB cable) than it is any iPhone or other device.
So when people do something that Microsoft said from the beginning you shouldn't do, it breaks the phone? Makes sense to me! Sony say you shouldn't crack your PSP as you may brick it, does that mean I should crack mine and then tell everyone Sony are stupid when it bricks?
So basically it acts like a standard PC hard drive? Cant see to much of a problem to be honest.
The process of putting in in the phone rewrites the devicetype anyway so that it can no longer be uese in a camera or PC and the type of card must support a really high rate of random IO. This is why some people attempting to upgrade their own have had issues.
It is not meant as a removable storage device, it is just a cheap, already developed formfactor to get memory in so that prices could be kept down and upgrades would be comparitivly easy.
I don't agree with the policy as I like my removable storage but it does exactly what it says on the tin.
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