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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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    While T-Mobile WP7 users are enjoying their new NoDo updates, those of you who chose to go with AT&T are still waiting for the official updates to head out. Microsoft's responded to growing concern amongst the owners of WP7 devices anxiously awaiting for updates by setting up a status page that, while not incredibly detailed, gives some idea of how far along each WP7 smartphone is in the process. Microsoft has just updated the page, giving us some more news about when to expect NoDo on the HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus. Though all three AT&T phones are still marked as in the ...

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    While Microsoft has yet to open Windows Phone 7's compass API to app developers, handset manufacturers have access to more open programming tools. This allows HTC to release the first WP7 magnetic compass app with the HTC Arrive. The app was simultaneously introduced to the marketplace and it was quickly discovered to be compatible with other HTC WP7 devices. The app prompts you to wave your phone in a figure-eight to calibrate the sensor, then overlays a compass on a map of your current location. The map allows you to select a destination for walking directions, and rotates according to ...

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    Canadian smartphone users who are looking to pick up a new model are in for a treat, since Telus has slashed prices on many of it popular models, offering most for free when you sign-on for a three-year term. While some of the newest models, like the HTC Desire HD, will still set you back $50, the vast majority are available at no cost after subsidies. Android smartphones that are free with this offer include the original HTC Desire, the LG Optimus One, the Droid-like Motorola Milestone, Samsung's Fascinate, and the Motorola Charm. Some, like the Charm, stuck on Android 2.1, are clearly ...

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    If your carrier is called Telus you'll be happy to find out that several Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry devices will get software updates in the short and medium term, according to information given out by the carrier. The HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD will both receive their Android 2.3 Gingerbread treat this spring while the Motorola Milestone will get version 2.2 Froyo in the first part of spring. The LG Optimus 7 and HTC Surround Windows Phone 7 devices will get the NoDo update in the next few weeks while the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will get BlackBerry OS 6 in early spring ...

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    Mobile analytics provider mtiks has made some Windows Phone 7 related numbers public on its blog regarding app statistics by device, country and usage. According to the figures, the US market is the number one market for Windows Phone 7 applications with 57.3% -- which is to be expected as a home country with a vast population and two carriers to start off the platform -- followed by Germany (18.48%) and UK (7.49%). Both app number and app usage-wise, the Samsung Focus is the most popular Windows Phone 7 device followed by the HTC HD7. From a centralized point of view, the top Windows ...

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    Even if you are not a Windows Phone 7 user, you most probably learned by now that Microsoft has started pushing out a first Windows Phone 7 update, a prerequisite if you will for the upcoming NoDo to be out in March. On the same note, you probably also heard that there were some issues involved and Microsoft has made its stance public on the first ever Windows Phone 7 patch roll-out process. According to Microsoft, 90% of the people who actually got the update notification and started the process have managed to finalize it with success. 90% is a good number if you refer to nine people out ...

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    Microsoft will soon begin to offer Windows Phone 7 handsets directly to consumers and developers through B2B etailer Zones, Inc without a contract, although the phones will still be carrier-locked and, of course, unsubsidized. The three models up for grabs are just what you'd expect them to be: HTC Surround and Samsung Focus on AT&T, and HTC HD7 on T-Mobile. The two HTC devices will sell for $500, while the Sammy will cost $525, when sales begin on the 14th of this month; WinRumors reports that European devices will be offered that same day, although it's not clear which models nor the ...

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    TmoNews is reporting that that the HTC 7 Mozart Windows Phone 7 will land on T-Mobile "really soon," possibly in a choice of 8GB or 16GB capacities -- although that latter detail has not been confirmed. Mozart has been rumored to hit Magenta since pre-WP7 debut, yet so far the only Microsoft handset on that carrier is HTC's HD7. If this does indeed come to pass, it can probably be seen as a win for Redmond, with the inference being that HD7 is selling well enough to add another Windows Phone model to the lineup. While Mozart's specs are obviously quite similar to the rest of the WP7 ...

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    The HTC Surround is one of the first few Windows Phone 7 devices to hit the market in the U.S. It will be available on AT&T, and in addition to featuring Windows Phone 7, it's got a few other tricks up its sleeve. It's not your average "black-slab" phone that everyone else keeps releasing. That's right, it's got a weird slide out Dolby Mobile speaker system, with a hidden kickstand. Is this rare form-factor worth the price of admission? Read on to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for the HTC Surround. You'll see the usual AC adapter, Micro USB cable, battery, and 3.5mm stereo ...

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    Have you unlocked your HTC WP7 device using ChevronWP7 and found it re-locked after syncing with Zune? XDA user thesecondsfade at has an interesting thread going about keeping your HTC WP7 device from locking itself after using the ChevronWP7 app to unlock. This program uses some of the same methods that the ChevronWP7 custom ringtone manager uses to add ringtones to your device. Rather than add ringtones however, it accomplishes this goal by using TouchXplorer to copy a provisioning XML, or "ProvXML" file to the device. The ProvXML is named CustClear.xml, and is loaded by running HTC ...

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    Thanks to the nimble-fingered team at iFixit, we discovered exactly where the hidden microSD slot lies on AT&T's Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Surround, emboldening us to attempt our own extraction and transplant. The good news is that upgrading the storage is indeed possible and can be performed in a similar manner to the HTC HD7; the bad news is that disassembling your Surround not only takes a good deal of care, it will unquestionably void your warranty. That being said, if you do plan to undertake this project (and thus preclude your handset from any factory-sanctioned repairs), make ...

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    The alarm functionality in Windows Phone 7 may be making some HTC 7 Mozarts freeze and become unresponsive, according to the observations of users on the XDA-Developers forums. The limited number of reports suggests this issue may not affect all Mozarts the same, or the steps needed to trigger it are specific enough that most users don't run into any problems. The common thread among the reported freezes is that an alarm was set and goes off as planned, but the user ignores the phone for an extended period of time. When they go to finally dismiss the alarm, their Mozart locks up. Another ...

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    You most probably remember -- in case you didn't take advantage of -- AT&T's Windows Phone 7 BOGO deal where you buy one of the devices in its line-up (LG Quantum, HTC Surround or Samsung Focus) and get another Windows Phone 7 for free. In case you bought a Windows Phone 7 handset from AT&T in the past 30 days, you are lucky as you might still be eligible for the BOGO deal. Microsoft tweeted the info from its Windows Phone account announcing the good (for some) news; to find out whether you qualify or not, contact AT&T and make sure you have your receipt handy for your recent -- not older ...

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    With Black Friday upon us, we thought we'd give you a helping hand with some of today's and this weekend's deals with the major E-tailers and operators if you're into some Smartphone shopping. Amazon Wireless: Samsung Captivate: $0.01 Samsung Fascinate: $0.01 HTC Droid Incredible: $0.01 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: $0.01 BlackBerry Bold 9700: $0.01 Motorola BRAVO: $0.01 WireFly: HTC Droid Incredible: Free HTC Surround: Free LG Quantum: Free Samsung Captivate: Free Motorola Flipside: Free Samsung Focus: Free BestBuy LG Optimus S: Free HTC Droid Incredible: Free Verizon Wireless: Samsung ...

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    Australian developer Chris Walsh recently found a method to run so-called native code on the platform indicating that jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 could be possible, though it's a first step in a huge process. Same developer seems to have conquered another OS tower as he now tweeted that he's got registry and file system access. The tweet also mentions that this was achieved on Samsung and HTC devices and the developer is committed to getting that on LG handsets too. Are these hacks device dependent? Normally they shouldn't be but, as with the case of USB tethering on the Samsung Focus and ...

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