Originally Posted by chris2k5
Not really. The market for removeable battery and SD slot account for very little of the target audience.
Both removable battery and SD slot are easily fixed:
1. Instead of carrying that spare battery around, carry an external battery that is around the same size.
2. HTC gives you 32GB out of the box instead of 16GB already. More than enough.
Niether works for either myself or my wife. She needs nearly all 64 of GB on her S3. Not only do we store all of our music(and I mean ALL of it), she takes hours of video and hundreds of photos every week.
Neither of us would put up with an external battery. It's just that simple. I've suggested the same thing to many others even though we wouldn't accept it ourselves and have always gotten the same response. Bleh!