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Highquality design, Bright touch screen, Fast and responsive operating system, Easytouse music player.
It's Windows Phone 7!, Comes with 16GB of user available storage, Very useable, high quality phone and multimedia device.
Build quality is top notch; loud, high quality speaker; beautiful display; slick user interface; kickstand for watching videos and projection when listening to music through the Dolby speaker; one of the best mobile web browsing experiences to date.
Windows Phone 7 OS, 16GB built-in memory, Long battery life, Kickstand
Quality construction, Responsiveness with WP7, Dynamic aspects of the homescreen, Zune integration, Accurate onscreen keyboard, Powerful speaker
Touchscreen looks good and responds well, Dedicated button for camera functions.
Good build quality, Runs fast and fluid, HTC Hub adds useful apps, Dolby speaker sound is full and clear
Well built, Runs Windows Phone 7 well, Quick camera
Huge slide-out speaker. Kickstand for watching videos. Windows Phone 7 looks great.
Great text input, decent battery life, kickstand, good call quality and data rates
Speakers weigh down phone, No expandable memory, Unimpressive camera
The slideout speakers are gimmicky and don't really improve the sound, Overall build quality is a bit 'soft' especially around the screen edges and the fit of the back cover, The available applications are clearly lacking some polish.
No microSD card slot or room for expandable memory; bloated with animations; apps can take up to ten seconds to launch, sometimes more, then you have to wait on the information to load; hard to locate settings for apps sometimes; poor battery life; diffic
Poor photo and video quality, No expandable memory slot, Warbly cell call quality, Unnecessary slide-up speaker
Not yet a fully mature platform, Static sound during phone calls, Mediocre battery life
Pullout speaker system sounds tinny, Maximum upload speed on AT&T is too slow.
Short battery life, Slide-out speaker adds heft, App selection is lacking, No multitasking with third-party apps
Speakers not worth the size / weight penalty, Camera doesn't take great pictures, No landscape support in software
OS doesn't really work in landscape mode. Big speaker can't be used as speakerphone. Short battery life.
No 3rd party app multitasking or copy/paste, few applications available, no task switcher, no USB mass storage, no microSD card slot
By ConsumerSearch on October 01, 2011
Designed with the multimedia crowd in mind, the HTC Surround smartphone comes equipped with a slide-out speaker panel and joins the ranks of devices running Windows Phone 7. Stewart Wolpin of DigitalTrends.com calls it a "remarkably intuitive"...
By Hardware Secrets on March 11, 2011
The HTC surround is a unique smart phone with a slide-out surround speaker system. The speaker system makes the phone a little heavy, but to some, that extra weight adds to the sturdiness of an already solidly built phone. For music lovers, the sound...
By infoSync World on December 24, 2010
Well, we've seen the Samsung Focus, which specializes in the best touch screen display with its Super AMOLED screen. Then there's the Quantum with its ample sliding QWERTY keyboard for the texter and avid Word document scribe. Then along comes...
By Pocket PC Thoughts on December 23, 2010
The HTC 7 Surround is among the first of the Windows Phone 7 smartphones to appear on the market, and clearly HTC is aiming this one toward people who like to share music and videos with others (or don't want to bother with earbuds :-). But how does...
By Evergeek on December 08, 2010
The latest operating system vying for dominance in the handheld market, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) launched earlier this fall followed by a slew of new smartphones that use it.The HTC 7 Surround is a recent Windows Phone 7...
By PhoneDog on November 17, 2010
The HTC Surround is a solid device, hardware-wise. The issue I have with it is Windows Phone 7. I want to like the OS, I really do. Out-of-box, it's great. But once you start using it, you have to slow yourself down, or you will get frustrated....
By Phone Arena on November 15, 2010
Still in the early stages, there's nothing drastically different with the platform experience by all of the available Windows Phone 7 devices out on the market right now. Rightfully so, there's nothing to change the performance that we...
By Digital Trends on November 09, 2010
Beefy speakers help the HTC Surround cough out a bit more sound, but don’t justify the extra weight or subpar camera....
By BrightHub on November 09, 2010
The HTC Surround is quite an interesting release from HTC on AT&T's network. Released on November 8th, 2010, the AT&T HTC Surround attempts to not only be a first generation handset but also the first portable entertainment handset. Featuring a...
By Canadian Reviewer on November 08, 2010
Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas SevillaThe HTC Surround, is one of the new Windows Mobile smartphones ushering in Microsoft's new OS . It has all the specs that matter like a 1GHz processor and a receptive 3.8 inch screen but also adds some of the...
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