AT&T and Microsoft announced a new Windows 7 smartphone, the HTC Surround, coming this holiday shopping season.
HTC Surround premiers as the first smartphone to include integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound speakers. The HTC Surround speakers slide-out and reveal a kickstand for watching video beneath its 3.8-inch touch screen. HTC Surround blurs the line between home and mobile entertainment, making games, music and video on the go more enjoyable than ever.
HTC sports a capacitive glass touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The Windows Phone 7 operating system has been carefully crafted to help people get more done in fewer steps by bringing important information to the surface with a unique Hub and Tile interface. The Hubs offer quick and easy access to a person's latest and most valuable information and includes People, Pictures, Games, Music & Video, Office and Marketplace content. Windows Phone 7 also integrates with many popular and powerful Microsoft consumer services such as Xbox LIVE®, Windows Live®, Bing® and Zune®.
Apps and Entertainment
The HTC Surround Windows Phone will include AT&T U-verse Mobile, an app that allows users to download and watch hit shows on their 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.
Pricing and Availability
The HTC Surround will be available in time for the holidays for $199 from AT&T in the U.S. and Telus in Canada.
Other Windows 7 Phones Announced
- Dell Venue Pro
- HTC HD7
- HTC 7 Mozart
- HTC 7 Pro
- HTC 7 Surround (you are here)
- HTC 7 Trophy
- LG Optimus 7
- LG Optimus 7Q
- LG Quantum
- Samsung Focus
- Samsung OMNIA 7