If you're planning to bypass the whole contract thing, just be sure to have $549.99 to your name when you place an order for the smartphone online. Conversely, customers who prefer the traditional route of purchasing it with a 2-year contract will only need to shell out $199.99 – which makes sense obviously. Slated to ship on November 8, it'll be interesting to see when handsets will actually begin to arrive at the many front doors of those who place an order now. It's even more interesting when AT&T said that the Samsung Focus will be available on November 8th with the HTC Focus and LG Quantum expected to be available a few weeks later after that.
Regardless, now is the time to get down and dirty if you want to be the first on your block showing Windows Phone 7 in all of its glory.
HTC Surround Specifications | Hands-on
source: Best Buy via WPCentral