Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on "The real reason why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphones"
Summary:A lot of technical reasons are being put forward by manufacturers as to why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphone, especially on high-end devices. But the real reason is a lot simpler to understand: "the reason that smartphone manufacturers are ditching micro SD card slots in their devices, especially at the high end, is money. Manufacturers can't charge a premium for an SD card slot, but they can charge a $100 for a few extra gigabytes of flash storage.". http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-real-reason-why-micro-sd-card-slots-are-disappearing-from-smartphones/