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Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: n-a
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Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

Not trying to be obtuse but I was positive that the Playbook had a slot for a micro SD card and, now that I have one it's looking a whole lot like it doesn't...

 

Was I dreaming all these months? or is there some other trick to adding capacity? or is there none at al?

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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎10-12-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

No versions of the Playbook have slots for SD cards! I have had mine for a year now and load tv programs by USB.
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Registered: ‎05-03-2012
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Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

Oh. Now that's a bit of a shame since I was looking forward to loading up a ton of music onto an SD card but not tragic since I having been doing ok with only 16gb on an iphone for years now

 

Not sure why I was so sure the PB had a card slot - maybe it's a standard feature on the BB phones?

 

Thanks for the answer. Much appreciated!

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Posts: 213
Registered: ‎09-01-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 32GB
My Carrier: none at present

Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

Not trying to be obtuse either, but I suppose you could have definately found out if you would have looked at the specs before purchasing it

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Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

Gates of speech, Gene.. gates of speech. ;-)

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My Device: Blackberry Playbook 32GB
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Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

Its not so much "gates of speech", but a little pre-planning or info search before making a purchase

Gene
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Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

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Thanks for the lecture. Frankly, seems to me it's not that unusual for someone to not invest a huge amount of time in detailed specs when they decide to pick up a Playbook for a hundred bucks all in roughly six months ago... but whatever. It's the internet and heckling goes with the territory. That said, since the post was marked solved before you felt compelled to comment, maybe you could bestow your advice more constructively on an open ticket instead.

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Posts: 527
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314), Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746), Z10 (OS 10.3.1.1581)

Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

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This is like dangling cheese infront of a starving mouse but look at this thread:

http://www.blackberryos.com/playbook-rooting/27389-how-connect-usb-drive-blackberry-playbook.html

 

Picture adding a USB card reader or thumb drive onto it...

 

This is called USBOTG (USB On the Go) and it was possible with a rooted PlayBook back in the early days. Since Feb 2012 it is no longer possible (OS 2.0 and above). You ran the risk of damaging your PB also and it invalidated your warranty. By the way you could actually buy the Micro USB OTG adapter for $1.43 through Monoprice.com but it won't do you any good at the moment ( http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10833&cs_id=1083314&p_id=9724&seq=1&for... )

 

Constructively, you could perhaps form a petition somewhere/somehow and let us all know where to sign it. If you could gain enough momentum, perhaps there would be a snowballs chance in Hades of this ability becoming part of an official OS.

 

For now though, me posting that only serves as a giant tease...

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Re: Dumb Question: Micro SD card slot??

hahaha

Well chaosdivine kinda gives your nature a bit of a billboard, doesn't it? Smiley Wink

Please add my name to a petition for:

MicroSD card feature in PB;
ALAC and FLAC support on PB;
Skype on PB;
Netflix on PB;
Netflix instant queue on Canadian Netflix;
Up-to-date online programming on Canadian netflix andéor reasonably-priced and not mind-numbingly convoluted access to up-to-date on-demand programming from rogers & Bell;
an end to idiotic bandwidth caps from Canadian telcos so I can store data and sync devices online via dropbox, cubby, or whatever..

Hmm. Think Ièm straying off topic Smiley Wink

Am not really worried about the gb on the playbook. I have more music/video than I can fit on any computer anyway so everything now is about having enough external storage for primary + backup and syncing playlists to devices from time to time...A micro SD card would have been a nice elegant way to support my music habit though.. ah well...