HTC Advantage X7500

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Gadget of the Week

HTC Advantage X7500 Windows Mobile device

 

Pros

5-inch 640 x 480 resolution TFT touch screen

3G/HSDPA connectivity

Complete with large, magnetically linked, QWERTY keyboard

Keyboard also protects screen when unit is not in use

Built-in GPS receiver and TomTom Navigator 6 software

3 MegaPixel camera with autofocus and LED flash

Bluetooth 2.0

WiFi (b and g standards supported)

Built-in 8GB MicroDrive and MiniSD SDHC compatible card slot

Video output for presentations etc

Complete with essential leather wallet

Instant on device (unlike UMPCs running Windows XP or Vista)

Free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 via HTC website

Also available branded by UK networks e.g. T-Mobile Ameo

 

Cons

Large and heavy (359g with battery)

Docking angle makes screen hard to see when typing on QWERTY keyboard

Device is top heavy

Keyboard could have a better, more positive action

Not a true PC

 

 

Price: c £630 inc. VAT or for less than half that amount if purchased as Network branded version subsidised by mobile phone contract.

 

Star Rating: 7 Stars  Should be considered by those who want an instant-on mobile office without having to carry a notebook computer. Too big as a phone, not a fully functional PC, therefore in danger of falling between two stools.