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Re: For me, its a bigger issue to not have SD & replaceable batt I agree. But by sealing the battery they can make the phone slimmer. By sealing it, no SD slot. Adding an SD slot is about $2 BTW.
AAPL started this, and I'm not happy about it. But realistically the higher Flash phones make more margin for the company, versus the stripper model and that's why they do it. Also from a support perspective, not having removable flash lowers support costs.
With greater availability of Wifi this minimizes the need for onboard storage, but doesn't eliminate it.
I griped about it, went and bought an 8GB nexus 7 (8 GB is minimal if you want any games on it, so do 16), and use wifi to stream all my stuff from the cloud. This is what these guys want, it will take a few years for people to get over it.
Look at the Kensington wi-drive. I bought one (along w/ a Seagate goflex sat), which is even better because I can stream from my phone (iphone) or tablets (2 ipad, nexus) and keep the data in the one stick when I am OTG. SO rather than adding data to 4 devices, I just put it on the Wi-drive and whatever device I want to stream from, voila... You can also use an OTG cable.
Ah, now I see the point about not having a replaceable battery - they want their phones to be as slim as possible. Not sure I agree with the prioritization, but I see what drove them that way. I have a (I think thin!) Samsung S2, and love the replaceable battery (I have a couple of Anker batteries with an external charger, very convenient)
Yes, Ill check out the Kensington Wi-Drive. Id rather have the expandable storage "inside", but can live with an add on as long as it aint too big.
Im not familiar with an OTG cable, but off I go to the egg to see what I can find.
Thanks for the pointer (s)