Bzz for the HTC Surround Windows 7 phone. I'm a bzzagent and occasionally review items that have been sent to me. I got this phone shortly after Christmas and played with it for a day. David requested the phone when I was done since he is currently carrying around two Blackberrys, one for work and one for personal calls. This review is my opinion and you might get a different take on the phone if you talk with David.
This phone made me feel old for several reasons. You'd think I'd feel old after just receiving news that two of my former students just had a baby, but that didn't do it. This phone did it. I did not read the manual, we simply put in my SIM card and started to check out its features. I had a hard time placing a phone call because it has so many programs on it. It is a definite step up from the Blackberry in terms of web browsing. It probably took me 5 minutes to figure out how to take a picture, which was frustrating since I easily found the camera on it. I just found this phone to be a little to high tech for me, but after talking with my sister it may just be the fact that it is a touch screen phone and I'm not used to that.
A positive for this phone is that we can watch Netflix on it, which is exactly what we did tonight at dinner. It was so nice, it almost like being on a date with David since Isaac was content on watching Shawn the Sheep while eating. A nice, peaceful dinner would not have been possible without this phone tonight since Isaac did not take a good nap. The surround sound speakers on it do make a difference. If it had just a regular phone speaker we wouldn't have heard a thing in this busy restaurant. The little stand on the back of the phone made it perfect for viewing a show.