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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How Much Storage Do You Need in your Windows Phone 7?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 AM

My last survey seemed to court some controversy because people wanted it to ask the question of why someone needed removable storage; I simply wanted to know if people basically bought a storage card and left it in the phone for long periods of time - taking it out only to upgrade to a bigger card - or if they needed to take it out regularly to achieve certain functionality/scenarios. This question is similarly focused: if you're planning on buying a Windows Phone 7, how much storage do you need/want in your phone?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Swapping Onboard Storage On The HD7

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.theunwired.net/?item=dis...rosd-cards&5674

"One of the limitations of Windows Phone 7 is, that Microsoft's new mobile OS isn't supporting user removable flash memory like microSD cards, as supported by Windows Mobile, but Windows Phone 7 uses embedded memory like Apple's iPhone does...However, even if Windows Phone 7 isn't featuring a customer swappable flash memory, it seems that some handset manufactures are using micro SD cards anyway."

Even though Microsoft has mandated non-swappable storage, you can still upgrade a WP7 device's storage capacity if it has a MicroSD slot - if you don't mind having to factory-reset your phone. the::unwired.net takes a stab at the process, and though it's not as trouble-free as it could be, Arne shows that it can be done.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Windows Phone 7 and Removable Storage

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 09:29 PM

http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2010...ovable-storage/

"So, there's been some confusion around Windows Phone 7 and its support of removable/expandable storage. As is so often the case, this confusion comes from Microsoft: The company told me specifically (and repeatedly) that the OS would not support this. But it sort of does. Here's how it works."

Here's the bottom line: if you really want a device with expandable storage, you should buy one with an exposed microSD card slot - but not all devices will have them. I don't understand why Microsoft didn't just make it part of the Chassis 1 specification; I think it would have been fine to have the cards be non-removable except as part of a hard reset. You buy the phone, you put in whatever size card you want, boot up the phone, and never touch the card again. Makes sense, no?


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