the earlier European launch, HTC yesterday announced the U.S. retail
availability of the HTC Advantage X7501. As one of the smallest mobile computers
available, the HTC Advantage delivers extreme portability that leverages the
mobile office strengths of Windows Mobile 6 Professional and advanced wireless
connectivity in one of the smallest mobile computer designs available.
Developed from the ground up to be extremely portable, the HTC Advantage
liberates the traveling executive from their notebook PC.
The HTC Advantage packs powerful productivity features into a unique and
innovative design that is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or purse.
"The HTC Advantage will challenge the way people think of mobile
computing," said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC. "Based on
customer feedback, the Advantage is a mobile computer that includes a large
display and increased memory while keeping the portability and global 3G
connectivity of HTC’s best devices. Building upon HTC's strong track record
for bringing cutting-edge mobile devices to the market, the HTC Advantage
allows customers to bridge the gap between being mobile and being in the
Based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, the HTC Advantage includes Microsoft
Office Outlook Mobile for quick access to E-Mail, calendar and contacts and
Microsoft Office Mobile enabling the creation and editing of Microsoft Office
documents. The HTC Advantage includes a thin, magnetically connected QWERTY
keyboard and advanced connectivity with triband UMTS/HSDPA, quadband
GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi. In addition, the HTC Advantage enables
powerful navigation capabilities with its built-in GPS and optional TeleNav GPS
Navigator service that provides 3D turn-by-turn driving directions, business
directory, and traffic alerts and rerouting. Other features include the 5" VGA
touch display, a 8 GB HDD, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, HTC VueFLO for easy menu
navigation and a standard 3.5 mm Stereo audio jack
With nearly a decade of experience designing and building pioneering
smartphones, HTC is extending its mobile convergence leadership into a new
mobile computing category created by the introduction of the HTC Advantage.
Adding powerful functionality and advanced connectivity in compact and
innovative designs, the company is now doing for mobile computing what it did
for mobile phones.
HTC Advantage is now available through CompUSA and Amazon.com for an
approximate retail price of US$ 899.
Cheers ~ Arne