While Nokia’s flagship N8 smartphone received just a 5/10 in Engadget’s review last month, it seems that the Symbian-powered handset was at least able to revive a Windows Phone 7-formatted microSD card that the publication’s editor had allegedly been unable to save through other means. After reportedly trying to reuse a card that had already been integrated into his Samsung Focus‘ file system, editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky found that no other products could read and thus reformat it, including cameras and Linux utilities. Until, that is, an N8 owner suggested attempting the format with that particular phone, and sure enough the Engadget boss eventually tweeted out that the experiment had been a success.
Of course, this all took place before those so-called Windows Phone 7-certified microSD cards from SanDisk hit the market, so it’s unclear if the formatting problem will continue with cards which meet Microsoft’s strict specifications. Prior to AT&T’s (not-well-advertised) suggestion that customers wait on certified cards before accessing the microSD slot, this had been one of the most scrutinized issues surrounding the WP7 launch. Early adopters were voiding warranties left and right as they disassembled their handsets in attempts to uncover slots that were apparently, as it turns out, unfriendly to a majority of cards then available.
Source: My Nokia Blog