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HTC Surround Windows Phone (AT&T)

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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.7 inches, 2.4 inches, 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.76 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: UMTS
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 264 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0047T74UY
  • Item model number: Surround
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,397 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

You rock. You need a phone that does, too. You need wicked bass, the first Dolby surround sound pop-up speakers. For the rock star in you. You want a sweet-looking phone, pop-out the kickstand. Bask in the glory of the 3.8-inch touch display.

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Available exclusively from AT&T, the HTC Surround is one of the world's first smartphones using the Windows Phone 7 operating system. In addition to its 3.8-inch touchscreen display and ultra-slim form factor, the HTC Surround is also the first smartphone to include integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound speakers--blurring the line between home and mobile entertainment, and making games, music, and video on the go more enjoyable than ever. The HTC Surround speakers slide-out and reveal a kickstand for watching video beneath its display.



The slide-out speaker for Dolby and SRS stereo surround sound (see larger image).

Enabled for use on AT&T's lightning quick HSPA 3G network, you'll be able to easily access the Internet as well as quickly download video, music, and more. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can make a call while simultaneously receiving picture/text messages and e-mail or viewing Web pages. This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call.

It's powered by a blazing-fast Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor for a fast mobile data experience. It also sports a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and HD 720p video recording, 16 GB of memory, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, an FM radio, and up to 4 hours of talk time.

The Power of Windows Phone 7

The Windows Phone 7 operating system has been carefully crafted to help you get more done in fewer steps with a unique Hub and Tile interface. Instead of the common icon displays on the screen, Windows Phone 7 uses Live Tiles, which allow you to find out what's going on, what's happening next, and what you've missed without having to open an application.

Hubs bring together a related set of applications, services, and content in a single view to simplify common tasks. Your contacts, music, games, and work can be shared, synced, and accessed virtually wherever you happen to be. Windows Phone 7 also integrates with many popular Microsoft services such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing, and Zune.

Live Tiles on the Start screen dynamically update, so there is no need to open an app, and you decide which Tiles you want and where you want them. The Start screen includes the People Hub, which constantly refreshes with status updates from your favorite friends. The Me Tile lets you update all your social media sites, like Facebook--just type once and post everywhere with ease. Other Tiles allow you to quickly see new e-mails arrive in your inbox, play games via Xbox LIVE, and access recent photos and albums to view as well share with others. Swipe up to view more Tiles like Music, Microsoft Office, and more.

In addition to Internet Explorer 8 for full HTML Web browsing, the Surround also includes fully integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar as well as the Office Hub, which offers mobile versions of popular productivity programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneNote, and SharePoint Workspace.

With Windows Phone 7 you can stay on top of your inbox and quickly cut through the clutter to see only unread, urgent, or flagged messages. Move or delete messages in bulk, and respond to meeting invites right from your inbox with Microsoft Outlook Mobile. Streamlined account setup works with Windows Live, Google, Yahoo!, and other popular providers. Windows Phone 7 also combines your work and personal calendars in a single, color-coded view, making it easier to spot conflicts and manage your life.

Microsoft Office Mobile is another reason you won't miss your PC when you're away from your desk. Windows Phone 7 has mobile versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint on hand for reviewing or editing on the go. Notes in OneNote Mobile--grocery lists, meeting memos, spontaneous musings--can sync wirelessly to the web and include voice clips and pictures. SharePoint Workspace Mobile makes it easier to collaborate with your coworkers when you're out and about.

You'll also be able to personalize your phone with the Marketplace Hub. Read reviews, check out ratings, and test out content before you buy.



Windows Phone 7 is designed for business and life in motion (see larger image).

Entertainment To Go

With the HTC Surround, you can access your favorite music and games thanks to Windows Phone 7's tight integration with Microsoft entertainment services:

  • Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of games and fun, connecting you to a global community of more than 25 million active Xbox LIVE members and offering easy access to Xbox LIVE features such as Friends, Avatars, Achievements, Messaging, and more (learn more below).
  • Zune for loading your favorite media--music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts--and taking it wherever. With a Zune Pass subscription, stream millions of songs right to your phone--no need for extra memory.

Additionally, each new Windows Phone from AT&T will include AT&T U-verse Mobile, an app that allows you to download and watch hit shows on your smartphone. U-verse TV subscribers with certain packages will be able to download and watch hit TV shows for no extra charge, and all U-verse TV customers can also schedule and manage their DVR recordings from the app. For the first time, U-verse Mobile will be available nationwide--even to those who are not U-verse TV customers--for just $9.99 per month. Subscribers can access the full content library, select which series or specific episode to download over Wi-Fi, and view on the go wherever they have their Windows Phone.



The 5-megapixel camera on the back
captures HD 720p video (see larger image).

Key Specifications

  • Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability).
  • Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • GPS navigation capabilities via AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
  • Digital compass sensor
  • 3.8-inch touchscreen display (480 x 800 pixels) with proximity and light sensors
  • Full QWERTY virtual keyboard
  • 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash gives you a brighter light source for taking photos in less-than-ideal lighting situations.
  • HD video capture capabilities (720p)
  • Digital media player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ music formats and MPEG4 video.
  • FM radio
  • Built-in dual speakers and microphones
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Access to personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
  • MicroUSB port (2.0)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Vital Statistics

The HTC Surround weighs 5.8 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 3G networks (2100 MHz).

What's in the Box

HTC Surround handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, stereo headset with microphone, quick start guide

AT&T Services

High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.

Additionally, this phone is also compatible with 2100 MHz 3G networks found in international territories. (For use outside the United States, an AT&T international data plan is recommended.) When traveling outside the U.S., you can enjoy wireless voice coverage in more than 215 countries and wireless data coverage in more than 185 countries--as well as access to ultra-fast 3G mobile broadband services in more than 100 countries.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135 Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great smart phone with room to grow November 12, 2010
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I really like this phone. I dabble with all smart phone OS's including Android, iPhone, Palm WebOS and Blackberry OS6. This phone holds its own against all of those, and holds its own against my most preferred phone, the iPhone 4.

The good:

OS is very snappy

Screen is very high quality

More apps there than WebOS

Photo quality is good

Very simple to use-- I'll argue that my parents would probably have an easier time with this phone than iPhone, the one I previously thought was "simplest" in smart phones.
The Microsoft integrations are really usable-- including Xbox.

A really fresh view on a smart phone OS-- it takes the social "right right right" across-scroll from Blackberry OS 6, the look of Android in settings, the best of Zune in media sync, and the polish/animation bests of iPhone.

Auto correct is light years better for me than either of Android or iPhone. It almost seems as though it contextually corrects because it is a generation better in turning a typo into the right word. As well, it provides auditory feedback when typing that also lets you know when a word is replaced, by making a different sound, thus you know you may need to look/check.

The bad:

No copy & paste or multitasking yet. For some, a deal breaker, for me, I rarely use either.

App store is still growing and lack lustre compared to the more mature iPhone and Android stores
The phone itself is a bit thicker than I'd like... for the speakers making it that way, it sounds good, but I don't know if the extra thickness is worth it.

Some apps, like Facebook, seem a little laggy to load. It's not a deal breaker and I'm sure this will be tweaked as updates occur.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I dig my HTC Surround and the price WOW!!!! November 24, 2010
By RV500
This phone is amazing.. Had to get a Windows Phone(so easy and straight to the info I need)after I played with my friends HTC Focus...I sold my iphone 3g on ebay, fetched a good price to $145 8GB, and bought the Surround here on Amazon..First I went to the AT&T store and looked at all 3 phones first, I was interested in the Surround for the Dolby speakers, I have the xbox & At&T uverse TV at the house so I can play Xbox (games are good and simple now, I just like the fact I can play and get more Live points when not at home yeah!!) and see uverse programs for free, like with all WP cells so I wanted the speakers, which was a good decision I made and now I use the speaker phone for conference calls didn't even think of that at the time and it is plenty loud and clear with no speaker overload noise..I'm still finding new efficent ways to using this cell (Office etc)..... These are great reviews on this page you will not be dissapointed... I find this cell to be very solid, there is nothing, I mean nothing whimpy about the HTC Surround...So far the friends that have messed with this phone are hooked in a matter of minutes, cause the windows phone set up is not complicated at all and all cells are the same...I am also looking forward to the updates which I understand are over the air as well, yeah!!..
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Great Phone! November 20, 2010
By Grizzle
This is the best phone I have ever had! I like it better than my old iPhone I had before purchasing this phone. The screen is high quality, the internet browsing is very fast. It is very user friendly and allows easy access to all my social networking sites\apps and email accounts. There's currently no Copy/Paste, but it will be coming in the 01/11 update. The only negative thing I could think to say about it yet is, there aren't as many apps to choose from compared to the iPhone but I'm sure there will be soon. The Netflix App is available which is one of the great things which sets this phone apart from the Android. Also the automatic wifi sync is amazing, it automatically syncs my music and podcasts from my computer to the phone. The Zune software is miles ahead of itunes, it is very easy to update the phone with the music, videos, pictures and apps I want. My first use of Zune software left me feeling "Why hasn't apple made their software like this, this works so much better!". With iTunes you always have the risk of accidentally erasing all of your songs and video's if you aren't familiar with the software. Also I like how Microsoft has done phone updates. The phone can automatically download updates, you don't have to go through a difficult update process with your computer. Overall I really love this phone and hope that others can see how great of a product this is!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone May 22, 2011
By Chris
I love my Surround. The pop-out speakers are great for use in the garage. The integration with other Microsoft products is what drove me to buy this in the first place, and has only improved my opinion of the device.

The battery life is a little flaky, which caused me to buy a couple extra charge cables (one for home, car, and the office), but that's not enough to detract from just how amazing this device is.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SOLID PHONE March 23, 2011
By Monk
I have had the Surround since Dec. 2010. It is a very good phone so far. I owned a HTC Tilt 2/Windows 6.5 previously and it sucked! No memory and Windows 6.5 was way too slow. I got a good deal to try the new Windows 7 phone. Reluctantly I did and I am glad I did. I have put this phone through the ringer every way I can, downloaded 150+ apps most with "push tiles", taken/saved 1000+ pics, 1000's of emails/texts (all saved to phone) and web searched with more than 5 sites open on the phone at once, basically tried everything to get it to crash. I have to say I kind of wanted it to. Due to the predjudice I had with Windows 6.5 I can now say " I love this phone". Web surfing is faster that Iphone and especially Droid (and with no malware. Sorry Droid. You lose this one) Photos and sound can't be beat. The only con to this phone is the Marketplace app. It freezes up too often when searching for apps. The new update is to fix this. I hope. Are you listening Windows! Windows phone 7 supassed the 10,000 app market much faster than Iphone or Droid, so this is a good omen for things to come. GET THIS PHONE!
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1.0 out of 5 stars VERY Unimpressed
This is my first smartphone. I wanted something different than an iPhone, so I considered and android. Read more
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