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Windows Phone 7: Ruins memory cards

The Windows Phone 7 has only been out for a short time, but it is already coming under fire for some of its features. The new Microsoft OS supports memory cards but there are some baffling issues with it, and it would probably be better if there was no support.

Jason Mick of Daily Tech is reporting that AT&T has warned its customers to only use “Certified for Windows Phone 7” microSD cards. Trouble is there are currently none available. When a user inserts a memory card, the Windows Phones basically “break” them.

Permanent changes are made to the card which will stop them being used in other devices. Samsung has warned “it will no longer be readable or writable on any other devices such as computers, cameras, printers, and so on.” This means you can’t even take the card out and replace it with a higher capacity one.

On the Microsoft help and support page it mentions the SD card ‘limitations’, adding “You should not remove the SD card in your phone or add a new one because your Windows Phone 7 device might not work properly”. “Existing data on the phone will be lost, and the SD card in your phone can’t be used in other Windows Phones, PCs, or other devices.”

Have you had issues with a memory card on Windows Phone 7device?

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