As fans of smartphones, we like to see what makes our gadgets tick, which is why device teardown photos are so fascinating. Thanks to the daring souls at XDA-developers, the Samsung Omnia 7 was recently dissected and put on display for all to see and it actually revealed an unfortunate, but interesting tidbit. Any hopes and dreams of adding memory through an expandable microSD card slot were put to rest, as the teardown shows that it uses a soldered NAND memory module. This leaves the Omnia 7 stuck with 8GB of memory, a number which is on the low side for power users.
Although we shouldn’t be too surprised, seeing how Microsoft stated a while back that we wouldn’t be able to upgrade memory, some Windows Phone 7 devices, like the HD7, have this “hidden” capability. Still, the Samsung Omnia 7 is a hot device and it, along with the Focus, is actually leading all Windows Phone 7 devices in our preference poll.