I’ve been looking for this since the day this phone came out. I’m growing impatient. After I saw news of an Otterbox for the most bad ass hardware spec’d phone that WP software has seen Here, I was a little more than disappointed. I was somewhat pissed off. I haven’t seen a single worthy accessory accept the actual HTC snap-on case I use from time to time. I tried the one from Best Buy Mobile and the first one I pulled out of the box just did not fit well and didn’t even make it to the transaction. Best Buy has yet to pick up any thing else in the way of the Surround. My favorite thing for my Fuze was my bedside docking station for it. I’ve got a kickstand but it’s difficult to keep it plugged in and sitting up right. I mentioned the lack of accessories maybe a problem when adopting a new platform, but what the hell? I guess I’m somewhat confused about the complexity of a docking station. I see a USB port sticking out of a piece of plastic at a 70-80 degrees with a small piece of plastic. Instead, I’ll take 90 degrees. I just stumbled across this little thing but the company doesn’t appear to be interested in making one for just me. All you Surround owners want to get down on a group buy? I doubt we could get 500, but the point is it’s coming. I’m still on the prowl for some good buys though. Let me know if any of you have seen anything in the way of non-universal dash mounts (I’m looking for something specific to the Surround) or docks. If you’ve seen any nice cases, other than the HTC, I’d be interested in hearing how the experience went down.
On a bigger more important note, do you think a lack of accessories is something that may hurt WP7 in the next year? As owners lose that shiny-new-shit mentality, also known as the honeymoon phase, they’re going to want to accessorize their tired old handset. Changing tile colors can only work for so long. Will this change a lot of consumers’ minds at the register?