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It's really a shame


Nov 24, 2012, 5:14 PM
That HTC produced this useless device. Even the new Lumia line (810, 820) have memory card slots, and windows phones were notorious for omitting that. Microsoft learned quickly.

Just based alone on the fact that this is a 16GB phone, non-removable battery, and I would be forced to use up the data that I pay for to use a cloud service, there is no way in hell I would ever even pay a single cent for this phone, which would be a money-pit.

You change those two things about this device, and it goes from the bottom of the barrel INSTANTLY to the very, very top. Above the Note II and the GS III.

This could have been *THE* flagship phone, instead, it's a tugboat.

Nov 26, 2012, 1:29 AM
It's strange that its sister phone the HTC Butterfly J has a sd card slot. Why would HTC omit a memory card slot on such a high end device? Is it possible the carrier would make such a request.

Dec 8, 2012, 4:52 PM
slowandlong1 said:Is it possible the carrier would make such a request.

It IS possible, but I've never seen a carrier outwardly reject an SD slot before...they really have no reason to. I know a big reason the Nexus 4 doesn't have one (aside from the obvious benefits of lower girth and price) is because it promotes people to use Drive (a Google service) with their N4 (a Google phone). But aside from that, I have no idea.

Nov 26, 2012, 2:10 PM
I personally don't see anything wrong with it. Whats the most popular single phone on the market? The iPhone. Whats the most popular storage capacity for that phone? The 16gb. What does the iPhone not have? a removable battery. Its really not that complicated to see why HTC went this route. It makes the phone slimmer to have non removable battery, and with only 16gb of internal storage you can justify and 199.99 price tag, so it keeps the phone at a lower price point that the 32gb GSIII or the Note II, and at the same price point as the iPhone 5 and the 16gb GSIII (which doesn't come with a memory card so you'd have to have one or purchase one).
Rich Brome

Dec 11, 2012, 9:59 PM
No memory card slot was Verizon's decision. I can't tell you how I know that, and I have no idea what their reasoning was. But trust me, it was Verizon's call.

Dec 20, 2012, 1:52 AM
I can deal with not having a card slot. Only because I don't watch movies on my phone and I stream all my music with Google play.

What else would you need more than 16 Gb for really? It's clear that the carriers and manufacturers are trying to persuade ppl to STREAM. Use Google play for your music and if u wanna watch a movie is Netflix or something similar. All on that quick Verizon LTE.

I understand it's all about freedom to do what u like but let's keep it real....the end user is never going to win.

Dec 20, 2012, 6:43 PM
You don't get 16GB storage. You get 11GB available storage. If you root this phone, you can free nearly another gig...

Also, if you format this phone, you lose anything saved on the phone.

Dec 22, 2012, 10:17 AM
The international HTC Butterfly
http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-butterfly »
is the phone you want. Better specs and does have an SD slot. Right now, if you can find one, it would cost around $700.

They have a new flagship just "leaked" called the HTC M7, with a 4.7" screen 1080p, etc... that is supposed to replace the One+.

Dec 28, 2012, 5:58 PM
Butterfly would be a Horrible purchase, as it only supports HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz. No 3G/4G in North America...

Dec 28, 2012, 8:20 PM
Tofuchong said:
Butterfly would be a Horrible purchase, as it only supports HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz. No 3G/4G in North America...

It is certainly interesting that the SPECS tab displays (I did not originally notice it):

850/2100 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz

FWIW, this edition is not due until February, so who knows what might change? That would be a deal-breaker, though.

Dec 26, 2012, 9:00 PM
Well I already have over 20Gb of stuff on my current phone and its 32Gb microSD card.

And how would I "stream" anything while riding the underground subways of New York City?!? There is no coverage underground.

This device is aimed at folks who don't really USE their phone all that much as a Media Player.

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