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HTC HD7 vs. HTC Surround

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October 18th, 2010

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Windows Phone 7, the new operating system from Microsoft, will hit the marketplace running on Nov. 8, 2010. Two of those phones are already making some big noise: the HTC HD7 and HTC Surround, both of which will available for sale on Wirefly.com.

Key Differences

  • Size: Windows diehards will recognize the HD7 as the close cousin of the HD2. It’s 4.3-inch display sets it apart from the Surround and the other Windows phones set to launch. Despite its extra-large display, the HD7 does not pack on much extra weight. It’s dimensions are only slightly larger than the Surround and it is actually a few ounces lighter..
  • Power: Both are equipped with ultra-fast fast 1 GHz Snapdrageon processors. The HD7 carries 512MB of RAM while the Surround has 448 MB RAM.
  • Storage space: Right out of the box, both phones offer 16GB of on-board storage space.
  • Battery life: The HTC HD7 reportedly offers a respectable 6.33 hours of talk time and an incredible 310 hours of standby time, while the HTC Surround checks in with 4 hours of talk time and 275 hours of standbytime.

Side-By-Side Comparison

HTC Surround HTC Surround
HTC HD7 HTC Surround
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) TBD TBD
Carrier T-Mobile AT&T
Operating System Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7
Interface WP7/HTC Hub WP7
Display 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that delivers a 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution 3.8 – inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that delivers a 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global Roaming Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot No No
Camera 5-megapixel; Flash: Dual LED; Auto focus 5-megapixel; Flash: LED; Auto focus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture HD; Up to 720p HD; Up to 720p
HD Output None None
Apps Windows Marketplace Windows Marketplace
Adobe Flash Support No NO
Storage Space 16GB internal 16 GB internal
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Li-ion 1,230 mAh, replaceable – Up to 6.33 hours talk time; up to 310 hours standby Li-ion 1,230 mAh, replaceable- Up to 4 hours talk time; up to 275 hours standby
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz Snapdragon
Memory RAM: 576MB RAM: 256MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.71 oz 5.8 oz
Dimensions 4.8" x 2.68" x 0.44" 4.7" x 2.4" x 0.5

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Up to 450 min. usage; 500 hr. standby

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