Posts tagged with: 7 Surround

Released in November 2010, HTC Surround is a Windows Phone 7 powered device. It packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It features a 3.8-inch WVGA (480x800) S-LCD screen. It features a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Other features of HTC Surround include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+, GPS and more. Read our coverage of HTC Surround for latest news, reviews, and videos:

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    There's a weird problem that's been appearing on more and more HTC Windows Phone devices lately. While we've seen some reports of it that date back earlier, a whole new group started noticing its effects after installing the recent 7740 update. On affected phones, owners find that every time they reset their device, it comes back on with a new WiFi MAC address. If randomized MAC addresses don't sound like a big deal to you, then you can go right on not worrying, but if you connect to a WiFi network that registers MAC addresses and uses them as a component of its access system, you probably ...

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    The HTC Surround was a wave-one Windows Phone launch device which made its way to AT&T in the U.S. as well as Telus in Canada. It featured a unique concept of sliding out to reveal not a keyboard but a Dolby Mobile speaker system. It appears now that the phone has reached its end-of-life. Over at AT&T as well as Telus, the dedicated product page for the Windows Phone features some saddening labels. The American carrier webpage returns a "no longer available" message while searching for the phone while the Canadian one simply puts it as "discontinued". It is possible that it was one of the ...

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    Windows Phone Mango is probably the most anticipated platform (refresh) for mobile devices coming out of Redmond. Those lucky (brave) enough already got a taste of Mango using Beta or RTM versions and, while we showed you how to downgrade to NoDo, it appears that Microsoft will make an upgrade path available that doesn't need you to revert. Here's the status of the Mango updates for the U.S. carriers, according to current reports: Sprint will most probably start the roll-out process of Mango for its Arrive Windows Phone. If the information on its own support page is to be believed (and we ...

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    AT&T continuously tries to remain the "premier" carrier for Windows Phone and, after making its Mango line-up public recently, turns out that the carrier is planning to roll-out Mango updates starting September 27. WPCentral obtained information about the roll-out process for Mango destined for the HTC Surround, LG Quantum, Samsung Focus and HTC HD7S. The first free will reportedly get the updates starting September 27 and the HD7S will get its Mango treat mid-October. As far as the Focus is concerned, depending on your model, you'll get the updates on September 27 (rev 1.3(Micron)) or ...

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    This week we heard about the first RSPL/HSPL project for Windows Phone 7-powered HTC devices, which should open up the gates for future customization and even custom ROMs from the underground developer community. In case you doubted it, here's the first ever second custom Windows Phone 7 ROM. It comes courtesy of the Dark Forces Team (DFT), the ones behind many Windows Phone ports and the HSPL itself. It is reportedly suitable for first wave Windows Phones made by the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. According to the description, it is suitable "for all HTC operator devices which support by ...

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    A month ago we saw how you could update your Windows Phone to the latest Windows Phone Mango Beta but since then Redmond updated the build and released the Beta 2 of Mango which brings quite a lot of changes. In this video walkthrough we'll show you how to update basically any Windows Phone to the latest build 7712 of Mango, the Beta 2. The prerequisites are quite the same: you have to have a NoDo-powered Windows Phone and make sure you've got plenty of battery juice left! 1. Download the tool found at step 1 at the link below, version 0.3. 2. Download and install the Windows Phone Support ...

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    If you've been a Windows Mobile user you definitely remember the old days of flashing custom ROMs. You were able to do that with the help of Hard SPL, a custom bootloader that allowed for flashing of unofficial (custom) ROMs to the phone. Some HTC Windows Phones are supported by a new tool that reportedly brings HSPL to Windows Phone 7. With Microsoft and its new, locked down platform, the question for custom ROMs and deep customization wasasked by almost every Windows Mobile power user. DarkForces Team have released a tool that supports five HTC Windows Phones: Gold (HTC Pro 7, T7575), ...

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    The 7392 build of Windows Phone 7, the latest to date, is the one that comes after the NoDo update and applies some fixes to Internet Explorer's vulnerability regarding the fraudulent certs affecting some websites. In its weekly "update on the updates" post, Windows Phone Blog announced that Microsoft is scheduling the 7392 build for AT&T HTC Surround users, with other models to follow. As far as the Samsung Focus is concerned -- which gave a couple of headaches to everyone --, Redmond is "actively scheduling the final set of tests" after which the roll-out phase can come for "Focus ...

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    Are we seeing the beginning of a new day for Windows Phone 7 updates? First, the promised security update, revoking compromised SSL certificates, arrived right on schedule, and now it seems that the HTC Surround is receiving its NoDo-related updates already, about a week earlier than we had anticipated. Microsoft just changed the status for the HTC Surround's two updates - the pre-NoDo February update as well as March's NoDo itself - Wednesday, finally moving forward to the scheduling phase of their release. From that point, the company estimated up to another 10 business days until the ...

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    Free Zune passes from AT&T for Windows Phone 7 is not uncommon, we've seen it happen in the past and it's on again, this time with the help of Amazon Wireless. Until June 26 you buy any AT&T Windows Phone 7 and get three months of free unlimited music with Zune Pass. The total value of the Zune pass for the period is $44.97 and in case you're not familiar with Zune, you get "unlimited access to over 11 million songs to stream or download, access to music on your Windows Phone 7, Xbox console or PC, and 10 free songs per month to download and keep forever (30 Songs total)". This coupled ...

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    With so many Windows Phone 7 devices having received their first major update to NoDo, it's easy to forget that there are still users who have yet to see their smartphones updated. When AT&T gave the go-ahead for the Focus and Quantum's updates, HTC's Surround got left behind. We had heard a rumor that the update would finally be out in mid-May, but without any hard date. We still can't say exactly when to expect NoDo on the Surround, but Microsoft has finally updated its page informing users how the update approval and scheduling process has been going, moving the Surround forward to ...

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    After Microsoft last updated its Windows Phone 7 update schedule, it looked like the HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus on AT&T might be getting their shots of NoDo this month; we had estimated that they could all go out around the week of April 20. A leaked email, purportedly an insider AT&T document, sheds some new light on the scheduling, and it's a mix of good and bad news. Good news first: it looks like the Quantum and Focus will fulfill our prediction, rumored to get their updates on April 19. Both the pre-NoDo and NoDo proper will be going out all at once to these ...

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    They say that security through obscurity is none at all, and when it comes to protecting WiFi networks, there's no substitution for using proper up-to-date encryption with a strong key. That said, there's no sense in making things easier for anyone potentially trying to tap into your network, so many of us also use MAC filtering or choose not to broadcast the network's SSID. That latter choice can cause headaches for Windows Phone 7 users, with no way to select a network to join if it's in this "invisible" state. HTC just came out with a fix, courtesy of its Hidden Wi-Fi app. The free WP7 ...

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    What exactly did yesterday's HTC-wide Windows Phone 7 update accomplish? Some users didn't notice any changes at all. Reader Glueharbour reported a fix for camera handling in sleep mode and a general data speed boost when using WiFi for data. With as small as these changes are, we wouldn't be surprised if there are even more tweaks that just haven't been spotted yet. There's a chance, though, that things have changed for the worse, as some owners of HTC smartphones have reported that they appear to now be using a lower bit depth for their graphics. The problems apparently crop up once ...

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    Up until now, the updates we've been seeing for Windows Phone 7 (or not seeing, for those still awaiting NoDo) have been from Microsoft and have eventually made their way to smartphones from all WP7 manufacturers. HTC may be about to step away from the pack, as there are reports right now of an update that's specific to only HTC models, currently going out to phones. There isn't any information available yet as to just what the update contains, but multiple users have reported receiving notification that it's available. Don't get too alarmed that we're looking at the start of Windows Phone ...

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