It's all encrypted specific for that device, and if you were to remove or replace it, the device would stop working!
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!
Edited by Mysterious Stranger, 21 October 2010 - 12:25 PM.