AT&T unveils the official names of its Windows Phone 7 stable
AT&T will carry the HTC Surround, Samsung Focus and the LG Quantum – the official names of our old acquaintances HTC T8788, Samsung Cetus and the LG C900. The HTC Surround is the most interesting of the three. It has a slide-out element, but what comes out is Yamaha speakers, not a landscape keyboard. Size-wise it is 4.70 X 2.42 X 0.51 inches (119.5 X 61.5 X 12.97 mm), and weighs a hefty 5.82 ounces (165 grams) with the 1230mAh battery. Well, those rocking speakers have to come from somewhere, right? AT&T lists the HTC Surround as having 16GB of internal memory.
The phone is obviously the music-centric member of the bunch, since it features Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound, audience noise suppression and the aforementioned integrated stereo speakers. The screen size is 3.8" with 480x800 pixels of resolution. The HTC Surround also covers all the WP7 basics, of course - 1GHz chipset and 5MP camera with LED flash, which is also HD video capable.
The Samsung Focus seems to be the US equivalent of the Samsung Omnia 7, at least regarding the possession of a 4" Super AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, 5MP camera, 8GB of storage and will be 0.35" (9mm) thick. AT&T should be offering the Samsung Focus for $199 come November 8, on a two-year contract.
The LG Quantum seems to be the leaked C900, which is a landscape slider with a full physical QWERTY keyboard. The LG Quantum features 3.8" screen with WVGA resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16gb of storage, and a 5MP camera with 720p video capture. The LG twist here is the DLNA functionality for wireless multimedia sharing on enabled devices. It will be available few weeks from now for $199 on a two-year contract.
HTC Surround Specifications
Samsung Focus Specifications
LG Quantum Specifications
2. osanilevich (Posts: 227; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
what about the HTC Mondrian? I was looking forward to that phone
3. rkljr (unregistered)
why the hell would I want to look at my cellphone with wm7 when I have the same thing on my desktop..omg thats nauseating!
4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 925; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I like what AT&T is doing. first of all its finally realiizing that apple isnt their backbone and doesnt care what Steve "the anal dork" jobs does.....2ndly, the one im looking forward to is the HD7 because of the look and what its capable of. ive been looking to get rid of my computer and until now i saw the dell streak as good replacement. now that microsoft office will be on the windows mobile phones, cant wait to get it. the HD7 looks like good enough to replace the i-phone as AT&T's flagship phone if the captivate hasnt done that already. i hope that WM7 is gonna resurrect their reputation with these phones or it'll be their undoing
5. Nel (unregistered)
Dude!!!!!!!! MS OFFICE has been on WM crap for a while. And second if ur planing on replacing ur computer with a smartphone ur computer most be SOOOOO CRAPPPPPPPPPP. Theres no way a smartphone can replace my computer EVER!!!!!!!
6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 925; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
my computer is 4 years old and i dont use it that much. my girlfriend has 2 boys so they can use it better than i have. yes ive been looking to replace my computer and i know that they can do things that cell phones cant, but doesnt hurt to get rid of it!! the only thing i use my computer for is to update and print off my resume(s). facebook, espn, gmail, and many other websites i can do on my phone
8. Nel (unregistered)
Not me lol.