HTC Advantage X7500 Windows Mobile device

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

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.

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