Expandable Memory on Samsung Focus

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  1. chris

    chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Expandable Memory on Samsung Focus

    Samung isn't pitching this, but apparently they are the only Windows 7 phone to include removable memory up to 32GB. Add in the 8GB of storage and you're looking at a solid 40GB. Plenty to hold my entire music collection.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    How devices can come WITHOUT this in this day and age is mind boggling!
  3. chris

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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    Seriously!!!! :)
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    It really is mind boggling...but I have one word: iPhone. At least the iPhone does give you options of different storage capacities. That doesn't really make up for the lack of storage card support, but I guess it is something. I just really like to be able to swap out cards if/when I need to.

    If this is the case then that makes me much more excited for WP7. 8GB is just not enough storage for music/videos/photos/apps etc. Hopefully more WP7 manufacturers will hop on that bandwagon
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    SanDisk has a 32GB card on Amazon for $85. So, $199 + $65 for 40GB. That's not so bad.
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    Be sure to get it when you get your phone. If you wait to buy one, you'll need to hard reset in order for the OS to see/use the new card. Not a pleasant thought after getting the phone setup just the way you like it :016:upset
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure thats true?
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    That's true. Check out Tim's story today, which I also read on PC World.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    That seems like an oversight...
    Well then again, so does the phone NOT coming with copy and paste, but having it included in an update in 2011. You would think that MS would fix that from the WM5 & 6 days!!
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    Make sure you get a fast micro sd card..class 6 or better.
    I'm 80% getting the Samsung Focus in November. I really cannot hold out much longer for a new phone and the old reliable Moto q9h is ready for the pasture. I'll be getting a 16gb class 6 card from Amazon unless someone reputable has it at a cheaper price.
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    No expansion on the Omnia 7 :(
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    Advantage: Focus.

    There's a first.
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    Fraid not. See Paul Thurrott's post explaining why you can't (or shouldn't) expand your Focus' memory.
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    Still advantage Focus. My plan is to install and forget about it. I've got a 32GB library in Zune, so if I add a 32GB card to my existing 8GB, I'll be set.
  16. meridian

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    I was puzzled by your response Chris, and then realized I'd linked the wrong post.

    In this post, Thurrott quotes a microsoft exec:
    So not the news we were hoping for.
    I'm now thinking I'll live with the 16 GB (or is it 8 GB?) on the Omnia 7 and avoid that whole mess. My wife just bought an iPhone 4 with 32 GB on it, so I'm truly puzzled why these phones are so memory-poor.
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    Oh, that's a different story. I'm going to pick up a high speed SanDisk. Still not thrilled with that quote.
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    I dont see how this could have happened, is this the first time a phone has expandable memory? They have been developing this for quite a while now, shame.
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    Maybe they are just covering themselves from issues arising from people using crappy cards. This of course just makes it's more confusing for consumers. I know me personally, I was looking at all sorts of cards before ordering a SanDisk. There were off-brand class 6 cards, but in the end I went with a name brand (reliable) class 2 that is supposed to out perform some class 4 cards. See, confusing!:confused:

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