Originally Posted by PaulQ
A "mini" SD is not a "micro" SD.
I know everyone here talks about doing things with them but I don't think I read this basic point on any title. After three weeks of trying to get one cheap, I finally ordered one on Amazon. When I searched "MicroSD", I got a "MiniSD" in the list. I figured they were the same because the listed dimensions were identical. WRONG!
Truth be told, I am a computer nerd [according to my friends]. Two months ago when I heard the Pearl was going to have a MiniSD slot, I rushed out and bought two chips from Buy.com for $35 each. I was being quite the slick one, I thought.
When I got the Pearl I excitedly removed the battery so to insert my chip that I bought a few weeks earlier. What? It does not fit. WTF I said out loud.
So I logged on line to see what was up. Read the specs, help pages, still did not know what was going on. All of a sudden I saw the word "micro" somewhere. What? Hmmm.... let me go check my chip. Dang, it says "mini"
Long story kinda short, ordered two MicroSD chips and I have two extra MiniSD chips that I am using with my digital cameras.
Bottom line, don't feel bad.