Windows Phone 7 status icons confirm CDMA/WIMAX/LTE roadmap, storage may be upgradable after all

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If there is any doubt that Microsoft eventually intends to support CDMA and the new 4G networking technologies, the status icon set revealed by Microsoft’s Windows phone 7 help page should put that to rest.

They indicate that Microsoft intends to support both LTE and WIMAX, which according to istartedsomething.com lends support to rumours of a LTE version of the Dell Lightning and aWiMAX version of an LG WP7 phone.

MyMicrosoftLife made an interesting observations from the same help pages about SD cards:

The page notes:

SD cards and my phone

Some Windows Phones have a Secure Digital (SD) card that’s used to expand the amount of storage space on the phone. If your phone has one, it’s in an SD card slot underneath the battery cover on the back of your phone.

Windows Phone uses a special high–performance SD card that works differently than SD cards in other devices. When your phone is built and first set up, its internal storage and SD card are combined and recognized as one storage system.

Warning

You should not remove the SD card in your phone or replace it with a new one because your Windows Phone won’t work properly. Existing data on the phone may be lost, and that SD card can’t be used in other devices or Windows Phones.

I find the passage pretty hopeful actually, as it suggests that besides causing data loss, the new replacement SD card will actually function.

Anyone else note anything interesting? Let us know below.

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