I agree. I wish the 7" tablets would offer standard SD as well as standard USB ports IN ADDITION to the micro and mini ports.
It's my belief that these devices should be everything that other devices are not. I for one, plan on carrying my 7" around everywhere, it's going to be my 3rd leg!
I have issues because I've been researching tablets for a few weeks now to find the right one. I found several budget tablets that have standard USB and standard SD ports but they, of course, lack the resolution and RAM that I want and require. So, I find myself having to sacrifice the ports for a higher end tablet because I especially need the RAM.
But, yes, I absolutely agree with you. And I believe I'll be getting a Thrive 7 but I'm debating on whether I should wait a few months to see how many of the tablets are reworked into that "3rd leg" LOL
Tablets are fresh to market, which means they don't have all the bugs worked out yet, they don't have everything a consumer wants in them. I'd like to say I can wait this out for the next generation but frankly - I'm NOT that patient.
The Blackberry Playbook was the highest on my list until I found they have NO external ports for expandable memory. The Thrive 7 took it's place on my wishlist.