Something I've been thinking about since before I bricked my HTC droid (I now have a Lumia 620 )...
Is there a way to get a Win 8 phone's USB to read SDHC cards that have been used in a camera, review the shots via the touchscreen, and then pipe them out as a backup to an external HDD (prob with its own power supply)?
As an amateur photographer, I'm thinking about when I travel overseas. I don't want to carry too much kit, and data charges to back up photos to the cloud (DSLR, ~30Mb a shot RAW+JPG) would kill any data plan pretty quickly. Those handheld screen/reader/hdd combos are somewhat expensive, and to me would be merely duplicating what could be done with existing hardware.
I'm thinking perhaps getting the phone to use the SDHC slot in the camera and its USB connection (so that you don't need to carry a specific external card reader), suck it up to the phone's memory, and then push it back down to a HDD. I'm sure there would be problems with matching cable types (microUSB, miniUSB etc) and the whole USB asymmetric topology thingy. What about using a USB hub?
The software itself wouldn't be hard, tho I'm not a developer.
Has anyone investigated this? Thoughts?