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AT&T Tells Samsung Focus Owners to Wait On MicroSD Swap

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Nov 12, 2010, 4:51 PM   by Philip Berne
updated Nov 12, 2010, 4:51 PM

AT&T has issued a warning to Samsung Focus buyers that, even though the phone allows for a complicated microSD card upgrade process, they should wait for cards certified for Microsoft's new mobile OS. The issue apparently surrounds the throughput speeds of microSD cards, as Windows Phone 7 requires a high-speed card class. AT&T says that no existing cards are certified for Windows Phone 7, but that certified cards will eventually be available in AT&T stores and elsewhere.

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Nov 12, 2010, 5:38 PM

So not true!!!!!

I have the phone and as long as you use a class 4 or higher microSD card, you are good to go. It is very simply to swap out, took me 10 minutes to go from 8gb to 16 on the phone including the time to resync all my stuff.
If you read carefully, it does say that AT&T is telling consumers to wait for certified cards for Windows 7 phones. They say that the consumer SHOULD wait. So while your card is working in the phone, there are some risks involved and you may come acro...
Coincidentally, we appear to have fried a card after moving it in and out of our own Focus today to the point that no PC, phone, or camera can read it anymore, so this is definitely a real problem that needs a real solution. Source: Engadget.com
flip mode

Nov 12, 2010, 9:22 PM

can we say "B.S!" ?

I think we can!!!

what a bunch of crap. they sit around and spin old wives tales. "windows phone 7 certified" 🤣
Of course it could never be that the manufacturer, the OS developer and the service provider are trying to shield you from a bad experience. Integrity and good will toward the consuming public is definitely not ever the case, is it? Microsoft does hav...
gringo zona norte

Nov 12, 2010, 6:10 PM


We'd put forth the theory that Microsoft and Samsung would eventually certify microSD cards specifically for use with Windows Phone 7 devices after they finally came to terms with the fact that the microSD drama surrounding the Focus was going to lead directly to broken devices and broken hearts -- and sure enough, that's exactly what's happening. We just received this statement from AT&T, pointing out that the platform is extremely finicky when it comes to microSD selection -- so finicky, in fact, that only "Certified for Windows Phone 7" cards should be used. No such cards are currently available. Here's the full statement:
"Windows Phone 7 requires a certified high-speed microSD card for optimal performance. Because the Samsung Focus is ...
Exactly, so its not a good idea to use any SDcard and just use the 8 gig flash that it comes with..which is plenty of memory
Wow! Talk about not wanting to sell a device!
Requiring certified SD cards is pure garbage.

If random access speed is all that important, why not require certified hard disks for Windows 7 64-bit, etc.?

Microsoft would be giving cellular phone companies a monopoly with the ability to price ...
Lets be real honest, be it Android, iPhone or whatever, new devices, and early adopters see and tend to have issues. While I don't buy 8gb cards are enough for all of us, it might be for me and most others, the option if available and is in this case...

Nov 13, 2010, 10:57 AM

SD cards with Windows 7

The bad thing is that when you put the card into the phone it takes away the ability to format the card too.. 😳 ...
You could use the 8 gig flash if you want.

Microsoft Aka Micro "transactions will make your bank account" soft

Nov 12, 2010, 6:49 PM

Kinda whack about the memory card issue, but....

I won one in a sales contest and can't wait to get it! I'm extremely impressed with it. I thought Windows was dead for sure... Good job guys. 😁

Nov 12, 2010, 6:07 PM

I had thought that

Microsoft said that they did not want there phones to have SDcard option in there devices. Is this something that they asked of manufacturers to honor? I thought I remember reading something about that. The fact that the Samsung Focus is the only Windows 7 device that has a SDcard slot tells me that it may be so.
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