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Review: HTC Surround with Windows Phone 7

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pshiv623

Oct 28, 2010, 2:12 PM
This phone offers 512MB of ROM and about the same for RAM.

What's interesting about the 16GB of available memory is that only 8GB's are built into the phone. The other 8GB's are in a removable microSD card.

The problem here is that the phone views the microSD card as built-in memory. What that means for you is the "expandable" memory is only to be removed if you want to format the card and lose everything. The only way to transfer media files from phone to computer is with a data cable (the phonescoop review mentions how painful syncing can be, especially with video). It definitely feels like a design flaw, especially when I can get a Samsung Captivate with 16GB and get an expandable memory card with 32GB. Just like the Aria, HTC comes...
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PaulAlcohol

Oct 28, 2010, 5:15 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself. It feels like Windows was onto something, they were just about to figure it all out, but then realized Glee was on and they'd already missed the first 10 minutes. So, all of their phones now have a HUGE flaw that will probably send people to iOS or Android. Nice Job, Windows! If there was a chart for failure in Smart Phones you would win first prize!
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PaulAlcohol

Oct 28, 2010, 5:17 PM
PS
that problem with memory is for every WP7 phone.
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Tomb1312

Nov 9, 2010, 1:19 PM
there is no removable sd slot on the htc surround. the samsung focus has a slot but it is tapped off saying not to use it yet. way to blow it winpho7
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