I then ordered the 8gb DVP direct from clove http://www.clove.co.uk/ which arrived the next day, had some issues (but a lot less than the 16gb version) mainly due to WIFI, could connect to wifi and run as normal, but d'loading anything over 10mb (such as big games or Youtube HD quality videos) would cause the phone to crash...
I therefore bought a Class 2 32gb Sandick mirco SD card (got it from a shop in London, after hopelessly buying Class 2 cards from the internet and receiving Class 4 cards, which happened 5 times from 5 different internet shops) funny thing is, every shop I walked in to would give me a "Sandisk dont make Class 2 cards in 32gb, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about" look whenever I asked them for it, but eventually after walking into the 20th shop (seriously!) the guy I bought it from, weirdly, was a HTC Windows 7 certified seller, so he knew about the SD Class issues with windows phones..
I followed this method for inserting the sd card..
ok, once again, you will not have this problem if you follow the correct steps. Do not remove the card without a hard reset. So do this.
1. Hard reset device
2. Before device restarts, pull battery and pull cars.
3. Replace battery and allow phone to start.
4. Do setup on phone.
5. Using about, check memory.
6. Repeat process above, steps1 & 2.
7. Insert new card
8. Repeat steps above 3-5.
you should have no problem. I did this once again yesterday. Inserted a 32g. No problems. Handed the 16 g to a friend who immediately put it in his 8g. No problems with either.
Using EM diagnostics, SD card is showing as inserted, 0(OK) card status and 30.436 card size, with 29.9 OS disk size, even though I just noticed my RAM is 480.773MB...strange
The phone seriously flies, no lockups, no hang ups, no issues with Wifi...
Had 20 apps/games d'loading at the same time, while browing and listening to Zune music, completely error free..
Only issues now are the camera quality, getting rid of the shutter sound and battery size and this phone is sensational!
(Oh, and touch wood I hope the phone stays this way...fingers crossed )
Btw, does it take other people a long time for other people to sync videos to their DVP via ZUNE, or is it just me??