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HTC Surround and Samsung Focus available November 8th from AT&T [Updated]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:52PM EST

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AT&T announced Thursday that the HTC Surround and Samsung Focus will be available beginning November 8th. The Surround and Focus represent two of the carrier’s three Windows Phone 7 launch phones. AT&T’s third Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Quantum, will also launch on November 8th. The carrier also said Thursday that its BlackBerry Torch smartphone will be available in red and white starting November 7th, and that it will launch a new promotion giving a free accessory to customers who purchase two other accessories at full price. Hit the jump for a press release outlining plenty more that AT&T has in store for the holidays.

AT&T Spreads Good Cheer This Holiday Shopping Season With New Red & White Blackberry Torch 9800 Options

Other Items on Customers’ Holiday Hot Lists include Windows Phones, Wireless Accessories, Netbooks, and U-verse TV

DALLAS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ —

Key Facts

* BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 available in red and white on Nov. 7.
* New Windows Phone 7 devices from HTC and Samsung will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online for $199.99 on Nov. 8 with the LG Quantum arriving in the following days.
* Lineup of netbooks and notebooks available now with AT&T’s pay-as-you-go data service.
* Beginning Nov. 7, customers can purchase any two accessories and receive a third one free.
* Customers that purchase a qualifying U-verse bundle at AT&T stores can, with an agreement to a two-year term, receive an instant $250 in-store credit to use toward a new smartphone, other AT&T wireless device or accessory(s) – starting in select cities Nov. 7.


AT&T* today announced the exclusive availability of new red and white versions of the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone – just in time for the holiday shopping season. With the arrival of three Windows Phone 7 devices in November, hot accessories, and special deals and holiday apps for AT&T U-verse® TV, AT&T is sure to have something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Adding to the appeal of the best BlackBerry® ever, AT&T will offer two new red and white color variants for the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800, both exclusive to AT&T customers and in stores beginning November 7.

In addition, new Windows Phones from HTC, LG and Samsung, based on Windows Phone 7, will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online for $199.99. The Samsung Focus™ and HTC Surround will be available on November 8 and the LG Quantum will be available in the following days.

Netbooks and Notebooks

Holiday shoppers can also check out AT&T’s full lineup of netbooks and notebooks available online through AT&T’s new Mobile Broadband Center. The latest devices include the Acer Aspire AS1830 Notebook and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook which are also available at AT&T’s more than 2,200 company-owned retail stores. As an added value, AT&T offers the AT&T DataConnect Pass – the pay-as-you-need it data service that does not require a long-term contract to access the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.


Shoppers who are nervous about making mobile phone purchasing decisions for others can pick up the perfect stocking stuffers and maybe even earn a holiday treat for themselves. Beginning Nov. 7 through the end of the holiday shopping season, customers can purchase any two accessories and receive a third one of equal or lesser value for free. From new options like an iHome Mini Stereo Speaker System to limited edition holiday skins on cases from ZAGG, AT&T accessories are sure to be a featured item in stockings everywhere.

AT&T U-verse

This holiday season, U-verse TV families can visit the North Pole and follow Santa around the globe with the return of the popular Santa Tracker app on channel 98. U-verse TV customers can play holiday games, vote in the “Naughty or Nice” poll, play sing-a-longs and read-a-longs for popular holiday music and stories, listen to holiday songs on “Reindeer Radio,” and on Christmas Eve, they can watch real-time reports from the Santa News Network to see if Santa has left the North Pole and can track his sleigh as he travels around the globe. The app will be available at no extra cost to all AT&T U-verse TV customers with an AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet account.

Beginning Nov. 7, customers that purchase a qualifying U-verse bundle in company-owned retail locations can, with an agreement to a two-year term, receive an instant $250 in-store credit to use toward a new smartphone, other AT&T wireless device or accessory(s). The offer will be available initially in Houston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, San Diego and Miami, and expanded to all U-verse markets in time for the holidays.

With U-verse Choice bundles, new U-verse TV customers benefit from significant monthly savings for one year. AT&T U-verse Choice bundles let customers, with a one year term commitment, choose U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet, and either U-verse Voice or AT&T wireless – with DVR service and premium features included and a one-year price guarantee.

For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit the AT&T website. To locate the closest AT&T store, customers can visit our store locator. Additional information on the customer experience and service support is available online at About AT&T.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.