DO YOU THINK THAT NOKIA WAS RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT NOT HAVING A SD CARD?
Nokia's Lumia 920 has no SD card slot on purpose.(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)
Nokia's new Lumia 920 smartphone is missing an SD card slot, but that was intentional.
Speaking with tech news site PC Pro, Nokia executive VP Kevin Shields said that a memory card slot would have ruined the clean design of the phone.
"We started with the premise that we wanted an uncompromised physical form," Shields told PC Pro. "To put an SD card slot in it would have defiled it."
The Lumia 820 comes with only 8GB of internal storage but includes a microSD card slot that can handle up to 32GB worth of data. The 920 already comes with 32GB of storage built in, so Nokia also seems to have felt that an SD card slot was simply not needed.
"Most people aren't using the storage in their phone, anyway," Shields added.
The 920 does include a microUSB port for charging and a headphone socket, which Shields said proved enough of a challenge for engineers to add.
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