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While we're a little over a week away from Windows Phone 7 devices hitting the shelves in the U.S., we've gotten the opportunity to review the HTC Surround.

Scheduled to land on AT&T's shelves on November 8th, the Surround's first impressions was rather surprising. The phone felt good in the hand and was thinner than expected. I half expected the sliding speaker to add more thickness to the phone.  The Surround makes such a strong first impression, I'm re-thinking my original choice for my Windows Phone 7 device.

We'll get a full review up shortly but in the meantime, we've put together a short un-boxing video to tide everyone over.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

7 Comments
  • Wow I was unsure of what the carboardy thing was till you pointed out that it was a box and you really taught me something on what a barcode was when you pointed that out. Unboxings are ok but somethings just don't need to be pointed out. Love the website and hopefully will love my win7 phone when they launch in a week.
  • Ok I watched the whole unboxing now. That was bad, first off the thing by the camera is a flash not a light, can be used as a light but is really meant to be a flash. Next compare what your opening to something current like an iPhone 4 not an iPhone 3GS it's not a current phone and is not a competitor to the surround. Other then that it was great with the volume off and 1 eye closed. Hey throw in a non AT&T sim and let's see if it's locked.
  • Wow, I'm surprised you were able to see the video with your head so far up your ass... It's just an unboxing vid; it's not going to be a super-special-awesome deal and it's definitely not something to get overly critical and malicious about. Additionally, this is WPCentral, as in "Windows Phone" Central. I wouldn't expect them to have the latest iPhone or Android phone for that matter. And I'll point out again: it's just an unboxing! Get over yourself.
  • I like what you're doing but the unboxing video was bad.you need to improve on it
  • Yeah... video is still a work in progress for me. I'm more comfortable behind the keyboard than in front of a camera.
  • George I was just giving you a hard time, I probably would dropped the phone or phone or something.
  • No problem. It took me about forty-five minutes and fumbled the phones, called the phone a Windows 7 device, moved the phone out of the frame and I don't know how many times I had to start recording over because I kept saying "WMExperts".... I may record the next video as a silent movie... :)