Enterprise Mobility: HTC Surround Borrows from Google Nexus One: iFixit Teardown
When the folks at repair site iFixit took a look inside the Windows Phone 7, running HTC Surround smartphone, they found a whole lot that reminded them of the HTC-made Google Nexus One. The phones share their motherboard design, as well as basically all the chips on it, and both phones address noise cancellation the same way. However, unique to the Surround, the iFixit team found, was a 16GB SanDisk microSD cardburied deep in the phone below some silver tape and two warning stickersacting as the phone's "internal memory." The media-driven phone has a hearty sliding mechanism for its speaker grille, and while tough to repairearning it just a 5 on iFixit's 10-point scaleMiroslav Djuric, iFixit's director of technical communication, called it a "very solid, capable phone that will undoubtedly please its users."