Whenever you buy something, it's important to understand just what you're getting, especially if that something is in the technology field. Many electronic gadgets offer incredible features that help you every day, and others just meet the basics and may eventually become a disappointment. If you're considering purchasing the Tilt phone or an SDHC card for the Tilt you already have, you want to know just what you're getting, how it will perform and what storage options will be available to you.
Phone Data Storage
When cell phones first hit the market, there wasn't much need for a lot of storage space. Some phones could store some numbers and names, but many couldn't even do that. As technology improved and mobile devices became commonplace, the need increased for the phones to perform more than the basic task of placing and receiving calls. Today, phones can use internal memory to store hundreds or thousands of names and numbers as well as pictures, movies, games, utility software and practically anything else you can think of. Cell phones have truly turned into personal digital assistants, though the term is rarely used anymore.
Many phones have storage options that include removable storage cards. These provide more space for data storage and can be easily transferred from one device to another, which is very convenient if you get a new phone. Often these cards increase the phone's storage capacity many times over.
Secure Digital Cards
One of the most common storage cards are Secure Digital (SD) cards. These come in many sizes, and the most common for cell phones is the microSD card. According to iSuppli Data Flash Market Tracker, in 2008 over 65% phones had microSD card slots in them, with over 80% predicted for 2010. Another option is the SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card, which offers up to an impressive 32 gigabytes of storage. The SDHC cards also come in several sizes, each of which correspond to the SD card sizes. Even though microSD cards and microSDHC cards physically match each other and fit in the same device card slots, not all devices are compatible with the microSDHC cards.
Tilt Storage Options
HTC manufactured the Tilt phone for use on the AT&T network, and it was well-received when it was available. It had a full QWERTY keyboard and a screen function prompting its name: the display tilted out, offering a better viewing experience when the user typed on the keyboard. For internal storage, the phone had 128 megabytes of SDRAM, with less than 90 megabytes availabe for user storage and just under 70 megabytes for program memory. The phone does have a microSD card slot, and it is compatible with both standard microSD cards and with the newer microSDHC cards. If you have an HTC Tilt, you can use microSDHC cards in it.
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