Windows Phone 7 Needs Hard Reset When Swapping SD Cards

Microsoft has said that users will be not be able to swap or expand the memory on upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices with SD memory card slots.

As all Windows Phone 7 devices come with an internal storage of 8 GB or 16 GB, Microsoft argues that people won't need of expanding the memory.

Microsoft also claims that, as most of the Windows Phone 7 features rely heavily on the cloud, users won't require a larger memory than they already have.

The software giant explains: “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 recognised as one storage system.”

The company also warned that removing the SD card from the device might result it in not working properly and eventual data loss.

However, Into Mobile reports that Paul Thurrot, an expert at Windows Phone 7 OS, claims that users will be able to add more storage on certain Windows Phone 7 after a hard reset.

“Windows Phone does support expandable storage. But it does not support removable storage,” he said.