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AT&T Grabs HTC Surround 7 With Windows Phone 7

AT&T Grabs HTC Surround 7 With Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 was already announced months back, but the operating system is finding a home on a bunch of new devices today. T-Mobile has the Venue Pro, and AT&T is grabbing a couple as well. The HTC Surround 7 is probably the most impressive, with a built-in kickstand like the HTC EVO 4G, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and Windows Phone 7 behind the glass.


It has one of the most subtly unusual designs of a phone to date (smartphone, anyway), and includes 576MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 3.8" touch panel (800x480 resolution), a quad-band GSM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi a 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB port, and a 5MP auto-focus camera. It also has 720p video recording, a 1230mAh removable battery, motion G-sensor, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. Finall, the inclusion of Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound should keep things sounding great, too. That explains the slide-out speaker, of course.


Pricing for this will be $199.99 on a 2-year contract on AT&T, while Telus in Canada is expected to get it soon as well. An exact release date has yet to be shared.
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If you wanted to compete with the evo like said above you would have made the screen 4.3 inches like the evo and not the puny 3.8! I wish AT&T would get a comparable phone to the evo or the Droid x with a 4.3 inch screen. Iphone 4 is really holding that back! Also I want to start seeing 64gb memory in new phones and 1080p video.

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A friend of mine has the Evo. While it's really cool it is freaking huge. I would not want to walk around with that in my pocket all day. I think 3.8 inch screen would be a pretty decent size.

Are you saying you want the phone to do 1080p video out? Because I don't see much point in them running HD vid even on a 4.3 inch screen. You can't see that many pixels.

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1080p output on such a small display doesn't make sense to me either. Of course 1080p playback on a TV or monitor through an HDMI connection would be a nice addition to any phone. 1080p video recording also doesn't make sense -- as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather use a middle range camcorder for FullHD video recording, than any smartphone.

Yes, I'd love to see a device built with all the features I need, but that is an impossible compromise for the manufacturer(s), because not everyone shares my personal taste for gadgets, and also the price would not be as affordable as it is. For instance, an iPhone with fullHD recording, 10 MP camera with the biggest sensor available, hdmi output, 5.1 surround, 64+ GB of storage, dual-core cpu for multitasking and current retina resolution 4" samoled screen all packed together with at-least-5-day-long-lasting capacity battery. That would be a nice one, no?

However, looking at the Surround's video review, it is one nice multimedia phone suitable for very wide audience. 

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=217ThneEIcQ]

 

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