Cable from digikey: One of them have the cable Micro A to Standard A female. About $10http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea ... nt_id=5042
Got this cable in the mail today. Can confirm that it works with my 1. my usb sd/microsd card reader and 2. my FreeAgent 500gb usb portable hard drive formatted with ext3 (with a Y cable and usb battery for power).
Does not seem to work with my A5IT 500gb in either MTP or MSC mode.
You're welcome....Received yesterday the cable from digikey and the adapter from amazon. Also got my A70 yesterday... I tested the cable yesterday and it worked..but you need the Y cable for most of the drives, card reader and hdd.
Today I went to Frys and bought a female to female USB adapter to combine with the Adapter Amazon (MicroA male to MicroAB female). Same thing it works too but also you need Y cable to supply power.
Three Amazing facts I discovered:
1. Bluetooth Tethering is working perfectly with my Nokia Nuron Symbian phone on tmobile with unlimited Dataplan for 10.00$. I really expected this to be the case since I've been using this on A5IT. With this I get about 500 kbps of speed ....good enough for my needs...(Not a HD fanboy)
2. I tried USB Tethering...Never got it to work on A5IT..since A5IT does not have any builtin Host mode....Now it worked flawlessly on A70. Got 900 Kbps of speed. On the phone itself I can go up to 1300 kbps WOW....Now I have a second way to do anywhere anytime fast download if needed. All I need is my digikey cable and the short USB MicroB cable for my nokia phone..with these two short cable I'm good.
3. Then I realized if switched my phone to MSC instead of PC Suite (modem mode) I could mount the microsd in my cell phone on A70 host without any need of Y cable....OH... I then realized...it's already battery powered.... So from now on I decided this is an extra way to overcome the the gen 8 lack of storage...and this one does not need any extra Y cable...just these two short cables..And. ...I go every where with my phone....charge it regularly...I"m now planning to buy 2 32gb micro sd one for my phone and the other for my A70. This will give me On The Go, total capacity of 64 gb + 8 = 72 gb. .No messy DVR, Y Cable, Battery power, ...or anything... Just my A70, two short USB cables and my cell phone ..which I do need any way for phone calls, Text messages, GPS (nokia nuron comes with offline free GPS) and internet Tethering....WOW...these two now make a happy couple. Also the battery in this phone is replaceble...
I also have just found out that there may be a way to get my Symbian phone to share it's GPS info with my A70. Working on this to test it. If this works ...wow...I guess Gen 8 is a winner when coupled with the right phone.