Originally Posted by Prestidigitweeze
Let's hope that Microsoft has a different strategy (and I don't mean SkyDive).
That was a nice breakdown. This is not looking very likely, unfortunately. Not with they way they are locking down their ecosystem.
There's always hope with OEMs though. There are several good Android OEM models that offer good flexibility. I suspect some Microsoft OEMs will as well.
The key is that if you want removeable memory or batteries or large amounts of internal memory, stop buying devices that don't give you that. So long as people are buying these limited devices the corporations will keep pushing them. While frustrating to some of us, it's good business. We know for example that Apple really isn't that arrogant to never change if the market demands it, just look at how easy the new little iMacs are to upgrade. They know what consumers want. More importantly they know what consumers will buy. That difference is a pretty big part of their success.