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Samsung Focus users should wait for certified SD cards according to AT&T

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Samsung Focus users should wait for certified SD cards according to AT&T
AT&T has told users of the Samsung Focus, one of the two Windows Phone 7 offerings for the carrier, to wait for certified SD cards rather than use the ones currently available to expand on their internal memory.

Our friends over at Engadget made a nice little discovery about SD card compatibility in WP7. When another card is inserted into the device, a message appears to inform the user the card will no longer be able to read or write information in any other device except for the phone. They believe the key to everything is the random access speed.

There have been several tales about the SD cards for Windows Phone 7. Originally there was thought to be none on board. Then it was discovered that they are there, but to remove them would start the apocalypse. Now, all Samsung Focus users are being advised to wait for certified SD cards for their device. Hopefully, the release of these special SD cards isn’t too far away. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Source: Engadget via Slashgear

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posted on 13 Nov 2010, 14:10 1

1. D-Mac (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2010)

WP7 requires a special SD card? Sounds expensive. Just another in the long list of reasons Windows Phone 7 is not ready for prime time.

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 14:57 1

2. KyubiNexus (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Nov 2010)

yup, another fumble by the infamous WINDOWS mobile OS....they are already having sales problems from their launch, this will only further the stereotype that windows mobile OS will never be up to par with other mobile platforms.

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 19:31

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

so whats worse kyubi... requiring special SD cards or not being able to change them out or the battery like an iphone? I'd assume not changing them out is worse, but yet the iphone sells by the truckload. They arent having sales problems, they are selling out in most places. Concidering the sales of their previous iteration its a vast improvement

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 16:12 2

3. Thelostone (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

I have the Focus and I am loving it. I know the "pop" think to do is hate on Microsoft and Windows, but look at their history on things when they set their minds to it. Windows 7 is the best Windows OS I have ever had, and when they have had issues with things, they have always done their best to fix them. the old windows mobile maybe wasn't great, but they didn't seem as motivated then as they do now. They got Apple fanbois to beat up on now.

I love my WP7 Focus now, I I know, based on Microsoft's history, that it will only get better.

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 16:25

4. thelyleone (unregistered)

I have the Samsung Focus and bought a Ridata Class 6 16GB card from NewEgg for like $27 and put it in, reset the phone using the "Phone Reset" in the About section and started it back up to have 22 GB of storage. No problems after a week of using the phone and plenty of downloads and music added to the phone.

It may just be off the RAM speed of the memory you put in, but I don't think that it should be a knock to the phone. AT&T just doesn't know what they are doing with the phones. I knew more about the phone than the guy that sold it to me. Doesn't seem like they trained their employees well and they are biased to the iPhone 4 ... no thanks!

I love Windows Phone 7 and it has the best and most responsive touch screen to date (The Focus at least). I would not hesitate to buy the phone again ...

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 16:49 1

5. KyubiNexus (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Nov 2010)

@thelyleone, Most carrier employees really don't know shyt about the phones they sell, u make a good point. and YUCK @ the iCrap, as long as they have that device no phone will ever be as good as the iCrap...people follow the jones' instead of making up their own mind, that and they lack the technical expertise to operate something outside of Crapple's world! So Amen to that! I'm an avid Android dork, but would buy anything else so long as it isnt Crapple!

posted on 14 Dec 2010, 11:17

8. Al (unregistered)


When you use words like "iCrap" and "Crapple", it makes you seem like an idiot. You may think you're being clever or funny. Trust me; you are not.

posted on 13 Nov 2010, 18:08

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

It might me the speed of the card, but it might also need to be formated a specific way. I've had a few micro SD cards from one phone that needed to be put into a computer to be re-formated before they could be used on another phone.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 13:31

9. NHTexan (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

I have the Samsung Focus... inserted an 8GB Classs 4 card.... followed reboot process and all is well

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 12:06

10. tafree04 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)

I am wondering if your focus is still running great after installing the sd card? I just got the focus about a week ago and I want to get a sd card for it, but I have read some bad news about ppl installing sd cards that seemed to work out fine, but then about a week later they have issues. So if it's still running great could you tell me what brand you got? thanks.

posted on 11 May 2011, 08:31

11. luis (unregistered)

I have installed a 16gb sandisk and I haven't have any problem, even after the card format and phone reset my appointments and calendar entries were still there.

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