SD Cards in Windows Phone 7 Devices Not Swappable??
In the "Help and How To" section of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 website (link to it here
) we learn that the SD cards in these smartphones are not to be removed or used in any other device - even other Win7 phones! To quote my neighbor (the sailor) What the Heck?!?
Apparently, the design of these phones requires internal memory and the SD card to be combined, so that they are both
considered internal. Additionally, although not specified in the Microsoft notes, it appears that system files and applications can be or are stored on the SD also.
If the SD is removed, it will not work in another device, as mentioned above - and the phone itself will not operate correctly.
Dealbreaker? I don't know. There are plenty of ways to transfer and manipulate files and stay organized. But to me, not having a hot-swappable SD is sort of - backwards, I guess, and makes things just a little less convenient. I think I would have expected more from a modern OS and set of devices.