HTC Surround preview – mobile phone with a slideout speaker

HTC Surround mobile phone, HTC Surround smartphone

The HTC Surround, another smartphone running Windows Phone 7, was announced overnight as going on sale in the USA in early November on the AT&T network.

The screen might be a half-inch smaller than the HTC Desire HD, but the HTC Surround pulls a musical trick from beneath its screen – a slide-out speaker, equipped with SRS Dolby Mobile surround sound.

There’s no word at the time of writing if the HTC Surround will go on sale in other countries.

HTC Surround mobile phone, HTC Surround smartphone

HTC Surround specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Phone 7
  • Screen: 480×800 (3.8″ diagonal)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250
  • Camera: 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash; Built-in scenes include candlelight, landscape, and portrait match the environment of your subject; HD Video / 720p, )
  • Battery: 1230 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 250 minutes; GSM: Up to 240 minutes
  • Standby: WCDMA: Up to 255 hours; GSM: Up to 275 hours
  • Networks: GSM 850; GSM 900; GSM 1800; GSM 1900; WCDMA; GPRS; Edge; HSDPA 850; HSDPA 1900; HSDPA 2100
  • Storage: Internal: 16GB; ROM: 512MB; RAM: 448MB
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • GPS: Internal GOS antenna
  • Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, standard micro-USB
  • Dimensions: 119.7 x 61.5 x 12.97 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 165 grams with battery