Monday, October 11, 2010

AT&T Debuts HTC Surround, LG Quantum, & Samsung Focus as Windows 7 Smartphones... Cellular VoIP to be mainstream in 2011?



Today, AT&T and Microsoft unveiled 3 new devices to run the new Windows 7 mobile operating system.  The 3 include the HTC Surround, the LG Quantum, and the Samsung Focus; and the planned release date is during the 2010 holiday season. 

With Windows Phone 7 devices hitting the marketplace, will cellular VoIP become more mainstream in 2011?  We already saw Skype's ability to work over 3G on Android phones (albeit with a hack), and it's safe to say this capability will be uncovered with the Windows 7 phones.

On an Enterprise level, will the Windows 7 smartphones encroach on the territory currently shared by BlackBerry and the iPhone?  The Windows 7 smartphones will obviously work with MS Exchange and could offer ease of use with an existing infrastructure.  Time will only tell. 

118 comments:

Seion said...

Microsoft's bound to not have an easy time but we'll see when we can see how much money they can throw at their problems.

TechnoMac said...

windows 7 is pretty awesome

The Blind Prophet said...

I heard about those! I wonder how good they are!

pixel said...

sounds like things are a changing - hope its for the better

mapaiscool said...

lets see what happens. nice info

Lexxie said...

this is exciting

Erroneous Maximus said...

these are phones?!

Insurance Advice Guy said...

too many fancy phones these days

Alican said...

wow man real interesting! nice post

Willow said...

I hope the MS can drop Apple from their pedestal a bit with these phones.

darkmanx said...

Cool post, windows 7 is great.

Drackar said...

IE. on a phone. good lord.

hungrr said...

I just want a better moto droid :(

KillerKun said...

Well, that should put an end to all the high prices on communications, or at least bring some interesting discussions haha

after3 said...

Some day I will own that.

Bryan Merritt said...

So sexy.

EverythingGuitarz said...

Awesome post!

wicked805er said...

my god what will they think of next?

SC2 Strats said...

Can't wait to upgrade my phone.

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

It's about time ATT!

pjw225 said...

I wonder if it can beat the iPhone . . .

Nailgun said...

I hope these are good

Darian said...

omg... i think in the end iphone will prevail

infostation said...

Im excited to see where these things go. Im tired of Apple having all the fun, it's about damn time some other companies finally made worthy competitors.

Ya, know, it's me. said...

Yeah, Microsoft is not going to have an easy time....

Roqi said...

I am not going to lie, they look sexy. One of my exroommates had an htc, although after a while it was bogged down and slow. The battery life is pretty bad when Wifi, GPS, or bluetooth is turned on as well.

MRanthrope said...

im living in the stone age with my 4 year old cell phone!

melinko said...

i cant wait just to hae a damn chip installed in my brain where i can enter teh matrix

Abul said...

ugh microsoft makes some good stuff but not these really..they look like a bit of junk...maybe worth it..ho knows.

Sweeeeeetas said...

windows phone 7 FTW!! man htc are making new phones like hot cakes!

OC-STEVEN said...

ill take the htc or samsung. screw the lg, all their phones in the past 5 years have ben cheaply made and ast to break

snoobyy said...

those look so awesome.

Muhunty said...

i prefered HTC because is the very good similary for the iphone

Mr. Black said...

These look very interesting, thanks for the heads up.

fat daddy said...

too bad it's att. They have terrible coverage here.

momo said...

i wanna try one out

zeN said...

CANNOT WAIT, for these to get here!
will be first in line ;)

BM said...

win 7 ftw

rew123 said...

can't wait to get that samsung

Mantooth said...

I really want a new phone, but it's so hard to choose one considering the fact that new phones keep coming out so fast. As soon as I buy one, it's gonna be considered "old"

Skutt Panda PO said...

THC phone is the best phone actialy:)

Jehabbi said...

Cool!

grizz said...

i wouldn't buy a windows 7 cellphone..

Frank said...

Looks really good, to bad you shouldn´t buy one the first ones but wait for a little bit better model... Quite sure the first ones will be pretty buggy...

Naj said...

those phones really looks cool.

about voip on phones, i think it's useless.

Panda said...

Thanks for your last post. How do you turn off the captcha?

By anyways, interesting post. I hope to see some of these in phone stores soon.

pjw225 said...

mmm, im still a little cautious

Futomara said...

I can't wait for them to release the Google self driving car.

Longkid said...

Looks so cool!

3milelimit said...

Bout time Microsoft got into the phone game... though I'd never buy one on principle.

Mesty said...

Oh the win7 phones, they look like a good competition!
Mesty =)

hippilazma said...

windows 7 best os evar man created

thecatzpajamas said...

HAHA NOPE IPHONE IS THE BESTTt

tortacular said...

interesting read!

Sebastian said...

The future of communication technology is bright. How I love living in these times.

Quinn Electronics said...

awesome. still think the iPhone has them all beat

Galwarrior said...

Nice post :)

Max Steel said...

Hopefully but Im not holding my breath

BlogWizard said...

Beautiful layout.

Hotsaucer said...

I hope they dominate the iPhone in every way. Windows 7 is amazing. I don't think I've heard anyone complain about it(as compared to shitastical Vista). I can't wait to hear more about these new phones.

lovebloggin said...

love windows 7

richie said...

no thanks, windows does NOT belong on my phone.

been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

miecak said...

A lot of countries better sort their 3G coverage for voip.

Ningen said...

I like windows seven, so this is good^^

James Italli said...

They are interesting, but I'm still very skeptical. I really doubt its going to encroach on iPhone territory, though I wish it would.

iMonei said...

cool, dunno if they beat iphone tho

Crammarc said...

at least its not vista

Lewis said...

awersome post
thank for the info ;)

iRetiv said...

With window 7? Hmm prolly will

Apó said...

Very nice phone!!! Very nice phone indeed!!!

nick said...

very interesting post

zman said...

give me voip or give me death

Sykefu said...

i wonder how good they are, might buy one someday.

Kevorkian said...

I don't think i would buy a smartphone with W7, i'd go for Android for sure.

Mac said...

Wow cool man.

Donkote said...

phones are going to be able to do everything eventually aren't they....like tiny computers

Ben said...

hmm we will see.

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I just read about this. I can see it getting up there on the ladder, but nowhere near the rungs of the iPhone

momo said...

im not quite sure that squeezing so much in a tiny package is always a good idea

Atheos_Cirno said...

Would get an android over win 7 phone still.

bruno said...

seems nice with windows 7

Mc Uncool said...

who needs this anyway? i get my windows 7 crashed all the time :(

gamefreak3335 said...

hmm these phones look good

Wondergecko said...

Cool shit.

Crunky said...

i like windows 7, but not sure i want a phone with a brand new os...

JRam said...

That should greatly increase the flexibility of the Smartphone.

Flippy said...

I love the look of these but I don't like teh windows OS on a smartphone. it's cumbersome.

InformativeGamer said...

I just use skype as it is on my iPhone so I don't think it's that big of a deal, but yeah windows 7 on a phone? im in.

Ergine said...

Win7 on smartphones will be a great enhacement to the smartphone industry... It's like we have a laptop =)

Igloo said...

nice... god i love technology:)

aGas said...

android > *

happybuffet said...

Does this mean I can get a cheap smartphone, without service, and just use Skype over wireless?

Oh oh! Banana! said...

Heh, now our phones can blue screen too!

Felshy said...

Looks like a sweet phone

Red Baron said...

lets see how this obile version is this time around

James said...

:D loved the post, keep them up!

ReviewsFromTheWretch said...

gonna have to get one!

RJ said...

would be cool to get Voip to be more of a common feature on phones

IndustrialHaze said...

did i just see xbl?

Helldozer said...

Not sold on these yet. Gotta see one in action.

Cliff Miller said...

I don't liek them D:

beck said...

would love to try winfosw 7 mobile, i just got an iphone

SPMario said...

Thanks, I was looking at this phone the other day.

TheCreepistMan said...

That phone looks like it bleeds gnome and shits double rainbows.

Koniworld said...

yeah... uncle Bill is going on!

jeanjean said...

can't wait to try 7 mobile

AnnoNeuvo said...

Coolio!

Aeacus.Warden said...

I wanna try out winmo7 hands on sometime!

JDF said...

These Windows Mobile phones are jokes.

tamorris89 said...

Great post.

Lewis Candler said...

i wonder if the iphone os will ever go on other phones besides the iphone

Chi-chan said...

I'm really curious to see how these work!

tortacular said...

good as usual.

kkazzamm said...

* sigh * ... I have a samsung eternity on ATT (lil bro to the omnia) ATT doesnt consider it a 'Smartphone' as they have locked the software down too much and i cba to hack it. I will admit I lvoe my $15/month unlimited inet but i so want a W7 fone :<

DDX said...

I think it's too little too late for Microsoft.

Eferhilda said...

Just got to wait and see how well they work.

fedor519 said...

Honestly, im in love with windows 7

fedor519 said...

windows 7 is amazing imo

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