ATT and Microsoft today introduced three new phones based on Windows Phone 7 , Microsoft's new mobile operating system. The new smartphones include the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus and will be available exclusively for ATT customers ahead of the holiday shopping season. Here is more info:
Each of the three smartphones sports a capacitive glass touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, but is designed to appeal to different types of customers. The new Windows Phones for AT&T customers are:
* HTC Surround ? premiers as the first smartphone to include integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound speakers. The HTC Surround speakers slide-out and reveal a kickstand for watching video beneath its 3.8-inch touch screen. HTC Surround blurs the line between home and mobile entertainment, making games, music and video on the go more enjoyable than ever.
HTC Surround Specs:
Display: 480 x 800, 3.8" CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Camera: HD video 720p, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash Battery: Up to 4 hours talk time, up to 11 days standby time Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/1900/2100
* LG Quantum ? designed for work, play and everything in between. With a slide-out keyboard for quick use of Office Mobile, users can stay active and up to date with work. The LG Quantum also features DLNA technology through a preloaded application called Play To, which allows users to wirelessly stream videos, music, and pictures from the phone to a DLNA-enabled TV, stereo, Windows 7 PC and other consumer electronics devices.
LG Quantum Specs:
Display: 480 x 800, 3.5" CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Camera: HD video 720p, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and panorama. Battery: Up to 7 hours talk time, up to 19 days standby time Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA/HSPA 850/1900/2100
* Samsung Focus ? debuts as AT&T's thinnest Windows Phone and offers a visually stunning experience with a Super AMOLED screen on a sleek 9.9 mm-thin touch screen phone. With the Focus' amazingly crisp, brilliant screen, photos, games and videos come alive.
Samsung Focus Specs:
Display: 480 x 800, 4.0" CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Camera: HD video 720p, 5 megapixel camera with panorama, smaile detector, Lomo mode, Add Me, BeautyShot. Battery: Up to 3 hours talk time, up to 10 days standby time Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA/HSPA 850/1900/2100
Windows Phone 7 has been carefully crafted to help people get more done in fewer steps by bringing important information to the surface with a unique Hub and Tile interface. The Hubs offer quick and easy access to a person's latest and most valuable information and includes People, Pictures, Games, Music & Video, Office and Marketplace content. Windows Phone 7 also integrates with many popular and powerful Microsoft consumer services such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing and Zune.
For a limited time, AT&T customers who choose Windows Phone will get a free Entertainment Pack, redeemable at www.att.com/windowsphone This offer will provide a download to ?ilomilo', an Xbox LIVE Arcade game exclusive to Windows Phones from AT&T through the end of the year. In the game, ilo and milo always seems to get separated from each other in their surrealistic world of cubes, and players work to help them reunite. Ilomilo is a stunning example of the incredible graphics and quality of gaming available on Windows Phones through Xbox LIVE.
The offer also includes a free 30-day trial offer for U-verse Mobile and Zune Pass, which gives customers the ability to download or stream more than tem million songs from Zune plus the option to download and keep ten songs after the subscription ends. Ilomilo, and a month each of U-verse Mobile and Zune Pass combined represent a nearly $30 value.
Pricing and Availability
All three Windows Phones from AT&T will be available in AT&T company-owned retails stores and online at www.wireless.att.com for $199.99. The Samsung Focus will be available on November 8 and the HTC Surround and LG Quantum will be available in time for the holidays.