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HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

With no iFixit teardown of HTC's HD7 in sight, the::unwired took matters into their own hands and opened up the 4.3-inch Windows Phone 7 device to see if, like the Samsung Focus, it had a hidden memory card slot.  Perhaps unsurprisingly it does, with HTC having used a Class 2 8GB microSD to give the HD7 its chunk of internal storage.  Even better, they were able to swap it out for a different card, and have Windows Phone 7 recognize it.

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Cerevo Cam Live! Features Ustream Broadcasting

Cerevo Cam Live! Features Ustream Broadcasting

Gadgets from the past keep popping up, don't they? This time around, we've got the big brother to a camera that jumped onto our radar late laster year. The Cerevo Cam was only sold in Japan, but it featured the ability to upload your pictures to your favorite social networking sites, courtesy of its built-in WiFi and 3G connectivity. This time around, though, things get a little bit more real-time, as the Cerevo Cam Live! now features Ustream capabilities.

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Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa and DeviceFidelity have announced [pdf link] their contactless iPhone payment system, In2Pay, consisting of a special case for the Apple smartphone and a microSD card that contains a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip.  The case itself has a microSD slot that's interfaced with the iPhone's dock connector; when paired with the In2Pay Visa app from the App Store, you can tap your iPhone to make payments in participating retailers.

Video demo after the cut

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SanDisk 32GB microSDHC arrives

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC arrives

SanDisk have announced the first 32GB microSDHC card on the market, and if you've been weeping over your lack of cellphone storage then as long as you can muster up $199.99 (or £144.99 in the UK) you'll be able to buy copious storage for your music and video.  The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC will, of course, require a device which supports the microSDHC standard; best to check your user guide before you put down your cash.

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Kingston microSD fakes prompt “ghost shift” investigation

Kingston microSD fakes prompt “ghost shift” investigation

Who would've thought memory cards could be so full of intrigue.  Andrew "bunnie" Huang - whose name you might remember from inside the chumby One - was prompted to investigate an apparent bad batch of Kingston microSD cards when the touchscreen widget device (which stores its OS on a microSD) started acting up.  He went on to discover that his dodgy batch was in fact the tip of a fake card iceberg, which seems to suggest Kingston's suppliers have been producing so-called "ghost shift" fakes during factory downtime, with Kingston's brand but serious quality shortcomings.

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Samsung 32GB microSD and 64GB embedded module announced

Samsung 32GB microSD and 64GB embedded module announced

Faster smartphones and other mobile devices are great, but if your storage can't keep up - either in speed or capacity - then you're not getting the best from your shiny new gadget.  With that mindset, Samsung have just announced a couple of storage products for mobile devices that are based on their new, 30nm-class high density NAND flash: a 64GB moviNAND embedded memory module and a 32GB microSD card.

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