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HTC Surround

The HTC Surround will be one of the first Windows Phone 7 smartphones to launch in the U.S. It will be available starting November 8, from AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

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Design

The HTC Surround has a very sturdy design and is rather hefty at 5.8 ounces.

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Speakers

Part of the reason for that extra weight is the built-in speakers. The tiny button at the top activates surround sound and though the audio sounded richer and fuller, we weren't impressed with the overall sound quality.

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Kickstand

The HTC Surround offers a kickstand so you can place the phone on a desk and watch videos, listen to music, or whatever you please.

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Top view

On top of the device, there's a power button and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Right side

On the right, you'll find a volume rocker and a camera button.

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Camera

The HTC Surround features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It can also record HD video.

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Picture quality

Unfortunately, picture quality wasn't the greatest. Though objects looked sharp, there was a bluish tint to the photo.

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