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I've bought my friend's HTC Desire off him, but it doesn't have an SD card. Should I buy just any Micro SD card, or do I need to get one specifically made for the HTC Desire? Is there anything else I need to know?

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The spec is simply listed (on HTC's website) as such:

ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 384 MB

Expansion slot
8 GB microSD™ memory card (supports up to 32 GB)

The above link is for the US Cellular variant, but the C Spire version has the same memory specs (the only real difference between variants is supported bands, AFAIK). GSM Arena also reports "microSD up to 32GB". Generally speaking, Android devices support any SD card that properly complies with the SD spec. There are no "special" cards for devices - any will do.

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Is it limited to SDHC though? Presumably standard SD/SDSC cards will work but I'd be surprised if SDXC cards did. – Matthew Read Jan 24 '12 at 17:12
@MatthewRead: 2.0 is backwards compatible with the original SD spec but not forward compatible with SDXC (so yes to your question). The spec info on Wikipedia specifically notes: "Host devices that accept SDHC cards are required to accept SDSC cards." (they provide this citation) – eldarerathis Jan 24 '12 at 17:16
@MatthewRead: Or rather, "no" to your first question and "yes" to your second statement. – eldarerathis Jan 24 '12 at 17:23
Cool, thanks for clarifying. – Matthew Read Jan 24 '12 at 17:27

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