Many people have noticed that, despite the fact that the Lumia 820 does indeed feature an SD card expansion slot, the Lumia 920 does not. In fact, the Lumia 920 has no storage capacity expansion slots in the slightest – what it comes with (32GB, for the record) is what you get. In an interview with tech site PC Pro, executive VP Kevin Shields gave a very simple reason as to why the 920 comes sans SD card slot – it “would have defiled it.”
“We started with the premise that we wanted an uncompromised physical form,” says Mr. Shields, and the company clearly believes that having an SD card would have ruined that vision. Noting that “people don’t use storage anyways”, on top of the fact that the 920 comes standard with 32GB of internal storage, the team clearly believes this to be a non-issue. Afterall, Apple has gotten away with non-expandable storage on their iPod, iPad, and iPhone lines since the unveiling of the very first iPod, and nobody really seems to mind.
The new Nokia Lumia 920 was unveiled at Nokia’s press conference yesterday, and is the flagship first generation Windows Phone 8 device. Availability and pricing have yet to be announced.