Originally Posted by Dave_S
That what is so disappointing about the faulty design of the otherwise quite competent N7. Instead of a no external power required postage stamp sized several gram weight 32GB or 64GB SD or microSD card, a clumsy higher powered and exponentially heavier kludge is required to get any decent storage. IMHO, the decision to forgo the much simpler SD expansion that is normal with most Android tablets was a political move to encourage more use of the cloud storage strategy that is the current vogue with Google.
I disagree. SD expansion omission is certainly not a "faulty" design -- it is an option that the manufacturer elects to include or not. This, of course, would increase the price of the device. While cloud storage is encouraged (and not just by Google, BTW), I suspect the majority of "average" consumers would not be willing to pay more than $199/249 for a 7" tablet.