Re: Forced to Innovate? Good!
Dear AC @ 1549
Are you deliberately missing the point?
Yes SD slot is SO important many non-Apple tablets don't have them either - Nexus 7 perhaps?
The SD card slot is indeed important for many other people who buy tablets that have them, or end up spending extra on ways to get round the missing bit.
My Asus eeepad is still going strong even though it is years old because it has the ability to do the things I need to do.
There is nothing worse than facing a client and realising you cant get files off him or her, or that you cant show your presentation on their screen cos your device doesnt have a suitable monitor output.
The whole point of having different types of devices is that people have different needs. For me a lack of a USB port and SD card renders a portable device useless for anything other than home browsing. Obviously you think differently and thankfully there is a big enough market for manufactures of devices to cater for both our needs. Its a shame you think this is a bad thing.
The reality is most peoples media libraries are far larger than their phone / tablet memory and even carrying an extra SD card is not going to change that. I have a pretty large library - what I should carry perhaps 20 SD cards - impractical.
This is still completely missing the point.
When I buy device X, I might think that 16GB is great and more than I will ever need. However, a while later, I realise I need to load 18GB worth of "sfuff" (apps, maps, documents, photos, music, videos etc) onto it.
With a device that has an SD card slot, I spend a fiver and get a 32gb card to expand it.
With a device that doesnt have a card slot, I spend £400 to replace it.
Yeah, sure you can upload it all to the cloud and access it that way but mobile bandwidth is nowhere near fast enough to compete with the speed of an SD card and if you travel, roaming fees make this impossible.
You may be pleased that you are locked into one set way of using your device, but not everone else is.