By default, Windows Phone 7 devices come with fixed storage of either 8 GB or 16 GB, depending upon the model. This means that whatever content you save to your phone (be it apps, games, music, movies, or all of the above) is limited by this storage limit.
However, you might have various reasons for increasing this limit – so what should you do?
Fortunately there are various options that you can take advantage of on Windows Phone to make the available storage more flexible. For instance, you might make better use of Windows Live SkyDrive, the free cloud storage solution that is attached to a Windows Live account. As this account is needed to perform many online tasks on the phone, the SkyDrive is a convenient option.
Another choice might be to take advantage of a service such as Dropbox. While no official app exists, there are several third party Dropbox apps available for WP7 devices which can be used to access data stored remotely. If your data needs are such that you don’t necessarily have to carry particular files around with you, then a Dropbox client seems like a good option.
Finally, there is the matter of customizing your Windows Phone hardware. Not all devices will allow this to be done, but it is possible to increase the default storage on some handsets…