Windows Phone 7 supports non-removable SD cards, LTE and WiMax

Microsoft has just made available a huge Windows Phone 7 FAQ / How-To website that basically describes every single features o f the new mobile platform. One the most interesting nuggets is the little section dedicated to SD Cards. It has long been know that Windows Phone 7 won’t support removable SD-cards and this makes it clear that even if the SD  cards found in the device isn’t soldered on the PCB and can be removed you just can’t replace it with an other one:

Some Windows Phones have a Secure Digital (SD) card that’s used to expand the amount of storage space on the phone. If your phone has one, it’s in an SD card slot underneath the battery cover on the back of your phone.

Windows Phone uses a special high–performance SD card that works differently than SD cards in other devices. When your phone is built and first set up, its internal storage and SD card are combined and recognized as one storage system.


You should not remove the SD card in your phone or replace it with a new one because your Windows Phone won’t work properly. Existing data on the phone may be lost, and that SD card can’t be used in other devices or Windows Phones.

Windows Phone 7′s radio stack apparently also supports LTE and Wimax according to the info below:

2. Cellular data connection

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Check out the FAQ here

Thanks for the heads up Cameron!

  • Diego!

    This is great news!! Just one day ahead… the wait is almost over!

  • Anonymous

    Go Microsoft.

  • Ghost

    What are you thinking M$!?!? Building a phone/OS that will require more storage than the internal memory & eventually eat ur removable SD? SD max @ 32GB, and with HD video / photo / multimedia will only max the card in matter of minutes. That’s make us wanna change the SD lots of times, b4 we can get to a PC. We don’t want to carry a Notebook/Netbook aroound with the phone, duhh!!!! Why don’t just make the internal memory bigger as a start, like 32GB & with a REMOVABLE SD slot for extra memory, now that’s a iPhone killer!!! (or at least 1 of the iPhone killer feature :P ). Or go kill urself then.

  • BucksterMcgee

    A lot of the content that would take up space on your phone is moved to the cloud, thus reducing the need for internal memory. Large videos most likely will only be uploaded via a usb drive, so those will be the biggest issues. Also, Microsoft is already working to update the phone to support removable memory, the issue now is that the phone combines all memory together into a single drive, so thus removing an SD card could cause a program or system error. In a future update they will overcome this current limitation, like pretty much all the negatives people can nitpick about.

  • Kepalabatas3937

    What is Mi-cro-soft thinking launching a mobile device that can even support process by it self , Steeve is LAUGHING in his heart thinking that here come another challenger but cannot even handle it self after removing the memory card from the so
    call advance mobile device…..

  • Dhiraj Jaiswal

    window phone is a worst mobile in today’s market. This is not a user friendly mobile.

  • Dhiraj Jaiswal

    Just throw your windows phone if you want to live happy and go for any other OS.