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It's not accessible at all, on the HD7 it's 'inside the case'.

It's all encrypted specific for that device, and if you were to remove or replace it, the device would stop working!

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Now that, to me, sounds like a challenge!!!!

Just picked up a HD7 on my lunch hour. Bit dissappointing with the o2 shop experience.... had to ask them to check if they had stock than convince them they could sell it today as they seemed to think it launched tomorrow.... no point of sale either. I had more windows mobile branded stuff on me than they did...but I did buy a palm pixi as well. £109 PAYG - BaRgAiN!!!!

Anyways, back to the HD7 memory. Had similar stuff with HDD based high end media servers from Imerge. They tie their linux based image to a particular brand of HDD based on the HDD platter size. To increase in capacity according to Imerge the unit has to go back to the factory and have an approved upgrade and new image installed. Swopping discs a-la sky boxes doesn't work. Changing the mount points of the volume does though. But I digress...

I'm sure given time and cheap availability of 32gb micro SD's someone at xda devs will sort it. As there are 8 and 16gb flavours of HD7 ( 16gb from o2 despite HTC saying europe only gets 8gb) there must be a way to pair up - especially since removable flash has additional gubbins to go wrong and corrupt the memory etc. These must be changable at a service level so one day that will be got around....

I don't really *need* more than 16gb IMO anyway - it's just I feel slightly locked in and resentful - like apple and their non-replaceable battery iphones. By the time I need 32gb etc it'll be time for a new phone anyway!

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Edited by Mysterious Stranger, 21 October 2010 - 12:25 PM.

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Now that, to me, sounds like a challenge!!!!

Just picked up a HD7 on my lunch hour. Bit dissappointing with the o2 shop experience.... had to ask them to check if they had stock than convince them they could sell it today as they seemed to think it launched tomorrow.... no point of sale either. I had more windows mobile branded stuff on me than they did...but I did buy a palm pixi as well. £109 PAYG - BaRgAiN!!!!

Anyways, back to the HD7 memory. Had similar stuff with HDD based high end media servers from Imerge. They tie their linux based image to a particular brand of HDD based on the HDD platter size. To increase in capacity according to Imerge the unit has to go back to the factory and have an approved upgrade and new image installed. Swopping discs a-la sky boxes doesn't work. Changing the mount points of the volume does though. But I digress...

I'm sure given time and cheap availability of 32gb micro SD's someone at xda devs will sort it. As there are 8 and 16gb flavours of HD7 ( 16gb from o2 despite HTC saying europe only gets 8gb) there must be a way to pair up - especially since removable flash has additional gubbins to go wrong and corrupt the memory etc. These must be changable at a service level so one day that will be got around....

I don't really *need* more than 16gb IMO anyway - it's just I feel slightly locked in and resentful - like apple and their non-replaceable battery iphones. By the time I need 32gb etc it'll be time for a new phone anyway!

M.S



Here is an explanation about the storage: it's said to be expandable but not removable. The technical stuff is here

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@Mysterious Stranger - is your O2 HD7 locked to O2?

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@Mysterious Stranger - is your O2 HD7 locked to O2?


Yup. Found a place online reckons they can unlock for $25. Will post links etc if it works.

o2 MVNO eg gioffgaff, tesco et al work fine.

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edit - now unlocked - http://www.modaco.co...ed-for-s25-usd/

Edited by Mysterious Stranger, 21 October 2010 - 05:25 PM.

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Here is an explanation about the storage: it's said to be expandable but not removable. The technical stuff is here

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Thanks. Sounds like they've interleaved the storage to make access time faster maybe? But how am I meant to deploy images via micro SD now?... :-(

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Hi Paul,

What is the sum level of O2 branding on the phone i.e. software and external hardware?

Cheers.

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Hi Paul,

What is the sum level of O2 branding on the phone i.e. software and external hardware?

Cheers.


Not Paul, but I;ve got one :-)

anyway... no hardware branding, an o2 splash screen, an o2 blue theme that can be changed, and an unlock screen of the millenium dome that o2 sponser.

Once unlocked the device prompts you for other network settings as well which is nice.

May be other stuff missing or added, no 'plain rom' htc device to compare to, and only quickly played with a mozart last week.

HTH.

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quick question before getting the hd7 tomorrow, can you turn off 3g when not in use? its made my htc hero last forever!

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quick question before getting the hd7 tomorrow, can you turn off 3g when not in use? its made my htc hero last forever!


Sure can. It's under settings / network then 'use 3g when available' can be toggled on or off.

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Sure can. It's under settings / network then 'use 3g when available' can be toggled on or off.

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brilliant!!!

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Paul,

Two questions :P

- You are an android user as me, how does it feel to make the wp7 the day mobile for everything?
- have you instaled some apps? I've been reading that instaling some apps makes the wp7 lag and chop a bit .. do you confirm this?

Thanks m8

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Sure can. It's under settings / network then 'use 3g when available' can be toggled on or off.

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Hi, a stupid question: can you listen to music and check /answer your emails or write a sms at the same time?

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Now that, to me, sounds like a challenge!!!!

Just picked up a HD7 on my lunch hour. Bit dissappointing with the o2 shop experience.... had to ask them to check if they had stock than convince them they could sell it today as they seemed to think it launched tomorrow.... no point of sale either. I had more windows mobile branded stuff on me than they did...but I did buy a palm pixi as well. £109 PAYG - BaRgAiN!!!!

Anyways, back to the HD7 memory. Had similar stuff with HDD based high end media servers from Imerge. They tie their linux based image to a particular brand of HDD based on the HDD platter size. To increase in capacity according to Imerge the unit has to go back to the factory and have an approved upgrade and new image installed. Swopping discs a-la sky boxes doesn't work. Changing the mount points of the volume does though. But I digress...

I'm sure given time and cheap availability of 32gb micro SD's someone at xda devs will sort it. As there are 8 and 16gb flavours of HD7 ( 16gb from o2 despite HTC saying europe only gets 8gb) there must be a way to pair up - especially since removable flash has additional gubbins to go wrong and corrupt the memory etc. These must be changable at a service level so one day that will be got around....

I don't really *need* more than 16gb IMO anyway - it's just I feel slightly locked in and resentful - like apple and their non-replaceable battery iphones. By the time I need 32gb etc it'll be time for a new phone anyway!

M.S

Haha, indeed!

I actually WOULD like 32GB, my music collection is ~25GB. :P

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Haha, indeed!

I actually WOULD like 32GB, my music collection is ~25GB. :P

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And what about this? a 2TB microSD! I'll wait until this comes on the market before I buy a WP7. 2TB! Holy sh*t!

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Hi, a stupid question: can you listen to music and check /answer your emails or write a sms at the same time?


Yes, music sits in the background, and if you have it running, the volume control popup also has music controls.

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Yup. Found a place online reckons they can unlock for $25. Will post links etc if it works.

o2 MVNO eg gioffgaff, tesco et al work fine.

M.S

edit - now unlocked - http://www.modaco.co...ed-for-s25-usd/


my turn for a stupid question: other than inserting a different (non 02) sim card - how can I tell if my phone is locked to 02?

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my turn for a stupid question: other than inserting a different (non 02) sim card - how can I tell if my phone is locked to 02?


Assume that is is unless you or someone else has unlocked it. The o2 ones are all locked when sold.

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Assume that is is unless you or someone else has unlocked it. The o2 ones are all locked when sold.

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It's a work phone, and IT had already played with it by the time it got to me. is there anyway that the O2 lock can be confirmed, it wouldn't surprise me if the IT crew had been unlocking them?

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Only way of confirming is to place a non O2 SIM in the phone.

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