Microsoft to provide a list of Windows Phone 7 certified Micro-SD cards shortly

courtersy: Paul.T

Microsoft is apparently busy testing every Micro-SD cards out there to certify them for Windows Phone 7 according to senior product manager Greg Sullivan. Redmond is a bit late to the party and “didn’t have time” to do this prior to the launch of the devices more than a month ago. SanDisk already posted a list of certified / recommended cards last week (but took it done 2 days later)and you can also apply my little registry trick to turn you WP7 handset into a removable USB Drive if you have some time to spare.

But the Windows Phone team told us they didn’t have the time or resources to do this before launch, that manufacturers tested only the microSD cards they buy in bulk, which aren’t available in retail – and that just going by what the chassis specification for the handset says (or even the class of the microSD card) isn’t enough to guarantee good performance and performance varies between vendors and even between different cards from the same manufacturer.
The same member of the Windows phone team told us they’re now busily buying every microSD card they can get their hands on and testing it in their phones, and when they have a list of which cards perform well enough to recommend they’ll be distributing the information.

The same member of the Windows phone team told us they’re now busily buying every microSD card they can get their hands on and testing it in their phones, and when they have a list of which cards perform well enough to recommend they’ll be distributing the information.

source: TechRadar

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    Good. 8 GB is too low.