Looking back at the HTC Surround, with the slide-out surround sound speaker
The Surround came with 448MB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. On back was a 5MP camera with 720p HD video capabilities. The Surround did not offer a front-facing camera, but did come with a 1230mAh battery. A kickstand hidden on back allowed users to view content at the perfect angle. Windows Phone 7 was pre-installed, and the device did eventually receive an update to Windows Phone 7.5. Less than a year after its launch, the HTC Surround was removed from the AT&T website.
Our review of the HTC Surround gave the phone a score of 8.5 out of 10. Despite such promise, the platform never caught on and remains a distant third after Android and iOS.