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Is BB10 Taking our SD cards Away ?
I love expanding my phones memory. Itís like every year we can upgrade our phones "Hard Drive". The cloud just doesn't do it for me. I hope BB10 has SD slots, The Playbooks lack of an SD card IMO is 1 of the down falls. I have sold BlackBerrys and having an SD slot was a selling point. I have a 16G playbook useless because I can't put movies, videos or music due to storage problems since the thing is filled with Apps (if only I had an SD slot). This 16G 32G and 64G is not enough storage these days. Years ago our phones did not take 8MP photos and shoot 1080p videos, we would never think of using up 16G but we are at that point that 16G is really nothing since we now live in HD lol. Having 16G on board is great, having an expanding slot for another 64G is out of this world. BB10 needs to keep the SD slot along with the QWERTY keyboard thatís all I really want to stay the same. Anyone else care to voice their opinion1994 Nokia 2110,
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- 07-09-2012, 01:01 PM #2
I assume BB10 will have SD slots. I dont think RIM is ready to give compete cloud usage yet. I was the same as many thinking I could never do without the SD card. But with the 32GB i have on my nexus and no SD i have gotten by just fine. I do use the cloud for things like music and tv shows/movies though so that is a big difference for some.~Matt
16GB PB & Rooted Nexus 4, Z10 LE
- 07-09-2012, 01:13 PM #3
I'm hopeful BB10 will support 128GB SD cards because they're coming.
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07-09-2012, 01:53 PM #7
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SD cards do make things complicated for developers who want to provide a simple, easy experience. You have to deal with the user one day not having the SD card in, where you may have written something important, so then you recreate what you need on the internal storage (or worse a different SD card!)
Then the next day you turn around and the original SD card is back. So do you merge the data together? What if the latest data is on some other SD card? Do you keep a running log of where you wrote what and then build a screen to allow the user to merge things back together?
Of course the OS can help by restricting and controlling what the user can put on the SD card, but that takes a while to sort out how you want to do that (and hopefully get developer feedback on your scheme). I don't recall any mention of this in the BB10 Jam session. Not saying it can't be done, but certainly one fixed block of storage is a much, much simpler model for both RIM's own developers and third party developers.
- 07-09-2012, 01:58 PM #8
- 07-09-2012, 04:13 PM #17
I hope they do, the Dev Alpha doesn't (and my understanding is it's the Colt prototype) but we don't know for sure yet.
I suppose not having a SD card slot is more secure; if I remember right, the one method that worked to hack a BlackBerry password used an SD Card (and took several months).
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07-09-2012, 05:18 PM #19
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07-09-2012, 05:36 PM #20
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I'd prefer to have SD cards as an option. I understand it's a point of entry for security issues, but encryption software can greatly minimize that and RIM has a head start in that arena. I'd much prefer having my own primary storage on SDHC/SDXC and use the cloud for selective backup where necessary.
If the cloud is your primary backup then you're doing it wrong.
- 07-09-2012, 05:45 PM #21
- 07-09-2012, 05:48 PM #22
It also has to do with thickness. HTC opted out of SD on the One X because they wanted to focus on making the phone thin. If I had a good SkyDrive app with archiving and easy upload I could do without the SD, but it would be nice!
- 07-09-2012, 05:52 PM #23
If they simply put the sdcard slot in a different location rather than the side of the phone, the thickness is not really an issue.
They don't completely remove the slots for thinness.
- 07-09-2012, 06:03 PM #25