When the list of Windows Phone 7 devices were released at the beginning of last week, there were a few devices that certainly caught the eye. This one may have just slid under the radar on first impressions, but that’s not to say we were not curious about it.
One thing is for sure, this is not your regular smartphone, but could very well be one of the most luxurious media-player based devices that you can currently buy.
The HTC Surround lives up to it’s name. It has Dolby Mobile and SRS Wow “virtual surround” audio processing, 16GB of internal memory, Zune integration and although it is a slider, there is no keyboard hiding behind that sexy exterior. Instead, what you get is a aluminium speaker with integrated kickstand so it can keep upright.
Of course, it looks like a HTC so any HTC fan looking for a media device should definitely give this a look. Although reports do suggest that no matter how much you want mobile speakers to deliver “surround sound,” it simply wont happen.
Overall, the HTC surround is a fine bit of hardware but if you are looking for more phone functionality, you are better to look at HTC’s other Windows Phone 7 options. But if media is your thing, don’t be mistaken and check this one out for yourself.