Samsung Focus will have microSD support, Omnia 7 won’t

Darren Allan
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Earlier this morning, we reported on the fact that Windows Phone 7 handsets will allow for memory expansion via a microSD slot (despite what Microsoft has previously stated).

The catch is you can’t remove the microSD card without hard resetting the phone, so this isn’t a removable storage solution. And it’s not clear which WP7 mobiles will come with a microSD slot, although it appears the Samsung Focus will.

GSM Arena reports that the Samsung Focus, which is the US (AT&T) version of the Omnia 7, will have essentially the same specs but for one difference. The Focus has a microSD slot tucked away in the battery compartment.

However, the Omnia 7 doesn’t, meaning that Samsung UK customers won’t be able to expand the memory. Which seems rather a shame, to say the least.

According to other reports, at least there will be a 16GB version of the Omnia 7 as well as the 8GB flavour. But why Samsung couldn’t have kept the microSD support in for the Omnia as with the Focus, we’re really not sure.

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