One of the unknown quantities in the Nokia Lumia 710 was the possibility of having MicroSD card expansion. Now we know it works, it would be good to know if it is hot swappable. I never take the card out of my N8 – only ever to increase the size. We were aware of a problem in early WP as they weren’t ready for MicroSD card, though Sammy still put them in (having said that, although there were famous ones like Josh’s card error, fixed only by a Nokia, it appears most users were also able to use MicroSD ok)
The 800 doesn’t have one, but that’s likely due to design constraints (N9 didn’t have it either.)
Nokia Connects (previously WOMWorld/Nokia and Nseries Blog) confirms MicroSD up to 16GB.
Okay so the 710 only stores 8GB of internal storage, but it betters its elder sibling, the 800, by including a microSD card slot that can accept up to 16GB of additional flash storage. This means that with one tiny slither of plastic, you can automatically triple your memory status.
I welcome the 16-24GB sizes. 8GB was really no where near enough for me on my Omnia 7, especially as I had so many apps I wanted to get. I have no room for any more now.
Cheers @htarhini for tip (and a few others who I think also mentioned this but we weren’t able to confirm at the time!)