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HTC Accord lacks microSD card slot, said to take amazing photos

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HTC Accord lacks microSD card slot, said to take amazing photos
Tips continue to trickle in for what will be HTC’s new Windows Phone 8 device. Known as the HTC 8X, code named Accord, it features support for Verizon’s LTE network, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.3MP front facing camera.

The device has 16GB of storage, and no slot for expandable memory. Though the “option” to switch storage to an SD was grayed out according to the tipster, so take everything with a grain of salt. The device is said to have a good build quality and, consistent with HTC’s methods, is made of plastic. Windows Phone 8 running on the Accord is bit rough around the edges and “still has some things to clean up.”  The 8MP camera is very fast and takes “phenomenal photos.” The current set-up does not indicate any support for features like burst mode or “ImageSense” capability.

We are sure to learn more about the HTC 8X/Accord in the coming weeks. The news about the camera is certainly interesting.  This latest rumor is in contrast to previous tips which indicated that the device would have expandable memory. The lack of memory expansion was a sore spot for many Windows Phone users in the past. However, the fact that SD memory card expansion is supported on Windows Phone 8 at all relives a bit of consternation for Windows Phone fans that desire that flexibility.

sources: HTC Source via WMPoweruser

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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 16:48 9

1. torr310 (Posts: 359; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The CEO of HTC already claimed the One series would take very good pictures. The result we all knew. Hope this time is true.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:59 3

19. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 777; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


As a owner of an HTC One X, i will kindly disagree with you, i have compared it to my sister's S2 and it is better, not to mention low light performance my One X rapes the S2 in low light, just for your information.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 16:02

22. Tito73 (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Right, unfortunately my one s took nice and ugly pictures, could not always focus what I had in front of me!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 16:58 6

2. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Ugh only 16GB and no SD slot? Honestly that's enough for me but that's not enough for others. At least put 32 on board. Still looking forward to what HTC has to offer for WP8, but the Lumia and Ativ S are looking pretty good right now

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 22:16 2

10. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


16GB is not bad, sure avaliable storage for use maybe be 13GB or 12GB. I don't use my phone for movies and photographs. That's what my slr or point and shoot is for. The SD lot I am not a fan of. Why because of lag when micro sdhc is being scanned on power cycle up and also accessing and read and writting issues that may arise.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:38

18. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Yeah, I agree with you. I prefer built in storage over an SD card because I've had lag and file reading problems because of it. They should just let other have an option to have more memory if they want this to be their top handset for wp8

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 17:17 6

3. papss (unregistered)


Unless something amazing is announced between now and Nov I'm going with the 920

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 00:20 3

14. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Why are they thumbing you down?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:29 2

16. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


LOL^ that made my laugh idk why :P

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 17:25

4. MrNobodyWTB (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


I believe there is no excuse for not having expandable memory beyond budget models. Even if you are not taking pictures, a person could easily fill 16 GB if they are using it to store music, and possibly play a few games.

If there is going to be the Windows 8 Dropbox app with auto upload of pictures taken with the camera. it would make storage easier when it comes to photos. However it would still fail to allieviate storage concerns.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 17:38 4

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


SkyDrive automatically uploads photos.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 19:58

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


actually budget models need it more. 2 reasons

1) SD Card slots are cheaper than putting it extra memory.

2) Budget models usually get stiffed in everything else, if they were also stuck with 1GB or less internal memory, they would basically unusable.

Premium models should have it too, but they typically have plenty of internal storage, and are perfectly usable with or without a microsd, a microsd is basically ESSENTIAL on a low end model, due to the paltry internal memory they have.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 18:39

6. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This Accord is look like Nokia copycat.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:52

17. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Rork reurng mless! Lop deng hor?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 20:56 11

8. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I love HTC, but I'll take the lumia 920 over this anyday

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 21:12 6

9. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Everyone always want more than they need. I thought 16GB on my Lumia 900 was too little memory. Well, I still have 9GB free on my phone... And a 25GB on my skydrive.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 22:19

11. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


not interested at all nokia is big fish when comes to wp (after microsoft) and putting their all guns to wp.so sorry htc you are good at android but in wp it is nokia all the way no matter what you came with!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 22:20

12. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


not interested at all nokia is big fish when comes to wp (after microsoft) and putting their all guns to wp.so sorry htc you are good at android but in wp it is nokia all the way no matter what you came with!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 22:24

13. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


The 920 will definitely be my primary phone but I'm still shopping for a secondary (cheaper) phone. If the price is right on the Accord, it will be my 2ndary phone! The only thing that somewhat bothers me is that it looks too much like a Lumia knock-off!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 01:58 3

15. AeroPrime (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Sounds like Honda Accord.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 13:32 1

20. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


great photos? thats hard to achieve when there is pureview in the game already...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:00

21. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


great photography is with the individual and not the camera you have. You can have the top of the line slr with a good prime lens/fast glass. If you don't know how to work that composition then you suck no matter what you have on hand and how much you edit said composition. It this case pureview with a high ppixel count doesn't mean much, unless you want a larger area to crop. Then you have noise that climbs up with that big of a pixel count.

I hate convergence technology, I find it pointless and really a waste of money. I guess this seperates the ordinary joes/janes from the prosumers/hobbyist/professionals.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 07:33

23. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


really waiting for these new WP devices!!! then next year BlackBerry! :)

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