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Topic # 71261 7-Nov-2010 10:09 Send private message

I'm really wanting to buy this phone, but a little put off by the 8gb non expandable memory. However I've found quite a few sites saying it can take extra memory (but it involves a reset), and also the htc.com site sells memory cards for the Trophy. So I'm just wanting to confirm that I can increase the 8gb memory, and what is involved? Speaking to a chap at the Vodafone store, he said a technician would be needed, though he wasn't aware of being able to increase it in the first place. Can anyone confirm the increasability and what is required? And if you know where the cards can be purchased from here in NZ if so?

Thanks a lot.

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  Reply # 401328 7-Nov-2010 10:13 Send private message

Do you have a link to the HTC page where this memory is available?







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  Reply # 401332 7-Nov-2010 10:17 Send private message

http://www.neowin.net/news/do-windows-phone-7-devices-have-expandable-memory-after-all
 

I saw it on this site. I've seen other discussion on this besides this site.

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  Reply # 401333 7-Nov-2010 10:20 Send private message

That's not a HTC information page. I've just visited the official HTC product page and there's no sign of HTC supplying memory cards for the HTC Trophy (https://www.htcaccessories.com.au/products.aspx?cat=47).

There's a lot of discussion about this but it comes down to the microSD slot not being accessible in some hardware designs. You could possibly change the microSD card, but it means you would have to pry your handset open, invalidating any warranty. And this is no offered as a service option either.

There's only one or two handsets that have easy access to the memory - one is the Samsung on sale with AT&T and they clearly say only some types of microSD can be used.







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  Reply # 401334 7-Nov-2010 10:21 Send private message

Right, thanks for clearing that up. I just can't understand the backward step.

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  Reply # 401336 7-Nov-2010 10:24 Send private message

The problem is that Microsoft determine a minimum spec. OEMs are really to blame, for trying to make cheap devices, clearly ignoring how consumers use the handsets these days.

The OS in itself is fine with any size you throw at it...





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  Reply # 403164 10-Nov-2010 23:15 Send private message

The Trophy is still a great device despite having 8GB, and as an alternative Gen-i are launching the LG Optimus 7Q with 16GB this month.



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  Reply # 403186 11-Nov-2010 00:17 Send private message

Yeah, ended up getting it. I really just wanted a touch screen only. Think I can cope with the 8gb. When it starts getting too full, it will be a good excuse to 'have to' upgrade.

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