Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Verge has learned that HTC's Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week. Kodera was responsible for HTC's overall product strategy, which makes the departure especially notable on the heels of the global launch of the make-or-break One. It's not just Kodera. In the past three-odd months, HTC has lost a number of employees in rapid succession." I really hope HTC pulls it together.
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RE[2]: It's simple
by Fergy on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE: It's simple"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I totally agree with the MicroSD. I will never buy a phone without one. It seems like such a simple, but truly functional, addition to a phone. The removable battery is not really a priority for me, but I can see why it would be to some.

And if your phone had 64-128GB of storage? Would you still need microsd?

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RE[3]: It's simple
by Neolander on Thu 23rd May 2013 06:12 in reply to "RE[2]: It's simple"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

And if your phone had 64-128GB of storage? Would you still need microsd?

I'm sure someone has said the same thing before about having more that 64KB of RAM in a computer. Anytime a "comfortable" computer resource threshold is set, software and technology finds a way to require more for perfectly reasonable reasons. After all, who doesn't want HD video on those gorgeous new screens?

Besides, phone manufacturers will always artificially inflate the price of onboard flash to insane levels, making MicroSD a more cost-conscious choice. And having a removable storage media can be pretty useful in a bunch of scenarios, such as backups or phone-phone and computer-phone data transfers.

Edited 2013-05-23 06:22 UTC

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RE[4]: It's simple
by majipoor on Thu 23rd May 2013 09:27 in reply to "RE[3]: It's simple"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

"I'm sure someone has said the same thing before about having more that 64KB of RAM in a computer. Anytime a "comfortable" computer resource threshold is set, software and technology finds a way to require more for perfectly reasonable reasons."

Yes, but no one expected a 64KB RAM computer could be upgraded to a 4MB RAM computer: resources needs do actually increase over time, but new requirements are met with new generations of hardware, which seems quite reasonable.

One can expect a 4 years lifespan for smartphones and today, 64GB or 128GB seems enough for current generation of hardware.

Problem with SD used as memory extension is that if you store apps data on the card and then want to upload or access photos or music or whatever from another card within an app, you are in trouble. SD as memory extension is not a wise option IMHO. SD as a way to load or backup files may be useful, but there is other ways to get the same result.

Edited 2013-05-23 09:31 UTC

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