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dang, sd cards are so useful
 
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The external SD card just confuses the average consumer.
It would be like base desktop computer shipping with 2 hard drives. Power users may want another HDD, but the average consumer that just uses facebook, youtube, email, MS office, and itunes will not. Just having it there can cause serious confusion and damage the experience.

I don't really need an external SD. Biggest thing that takes up space is music, and I have the Google Music cloud for that. What else is taking up so much space for you guys? Pictures maybe? Are you putting videos (like TV shows) on your phone?
Yea for some but even feature phones have them. With the use of memory cards & tech as a whole becoming more mainstream in gps units,car stereos,tvs,etc people are understanding more or atleast have afew "nerds" in the family to explain it to them. Ive dealt with my share of lazy,confused,& nontechy customers so I understand your point of view on the user experience but that still no excuse leave out the feature. If the rep is just about the sale & the customer in unwilling to learn it doesnt matter what item your selling.

I think the nonremoval memory/battery idea works so well for apple because they take care of the issues directly bypassing carriers sometimes ****ty cs. Plus u cant complain about what you never had.

Far as the cloud its not a almighty fix due to coverage,data limits,privacy/security concerns,& overall reliability.
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Yea for some but even feature phones have them.
I rarely see an individual with a feature phone actually insert a microSD (or T-Flash card, as some require).
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possibly phone makers are thinking if apple are doing it we can to?
 
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first its non swappable battery . now they took away our SD card
 
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lol, the Asus Padfone has 1 microSD slot, 1 regular SD slot, and 2 USB slots for external storage. XD
There is a lot to love about the padfone like how charges your phone while in the tablet.
You've also made a wonderful point about the usefulness of the krait processor being a very capable processor in previous threads.


I don't mind thin phones but not at the expense of three critical factors. Decent battery size, micro SD expansion, and durability. I still hold the Razr Maxx in high esteem, and look forward to the Panasonic Eluga power (no removable battery though but waterproof) Fujitsu F12arc. Plus Moto rumours of upcoming phones Atrix 3 and Droid Fighter both say micro SD and large battery.
 
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For me this is a great problem as I usually work with non-original rom that sometimes freeze the OS and the only solution with my htc hd2 is to eject the battery.
 
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On the HTC ONE X, holding down the power button should in theory have the same effect as pulling the battery. I hope I never have to test this in earnest!
 
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I hate how the market trend trying to copy apple design blindly without thinking.

One perfect example is this: asymmetric earphones

Its soo hard to find good asymmetric earphones nowadays.. everyone is copying apple's symmetric earphones.

Having asymmetric earphones means the earphones will still hung around your neck while u take off it.

Copy no sd on apple..

On apple, all application is seperate sandboxes that works by itself, make sense to have a unified storage for that solution. However on android, whereby every app can share a pool of data, it makes sense to have expandable storage!

No expandable battery..

Apple OS is designed to conserve battery, all application using the same notification api, single pipeline design.. thus having no expandable batt make sense and simplify the design, no matter how many application you install.. the drain is relatively same.
Each application in android mainly run by itself and spawn their own respective connection and sleep cycle.. and generally consume more battery as more apps are installed.. thus having expandable battery is better!

Instead of blindly copying.. one should build upon their OS strength.
 
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One perfect example is this: asymmetric earphones

Its soo hard to find good asymmetric earphones nowadays.. everyone is copying apple's symmetric earphones.

Having asymmetric earphones means the earphones will still hung around your neck while u take off it.
I suggest you take a look at these if you're having trouble finding a good set of headphones. I personally never want to use wired headphones again regardless of the design.

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Tone-Wirele.../dp/B0052YFYFK
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