The Mother of all Smartphones?

HTC AdvantageUntil we have time to write a comprehensive article about Smartphones, we thought we’d present what very well may be “The Mother of all Smartphones”… the HTC Advantage 7501.   HTC is the largest manufacturer of Windows Mobile handhelds in the world.   If you have a Windows Mobile device, there’s a good chance it was made by HTC.  (According to the HTC website, they make 80% of all mobile phones running the Windows OS)

You can see that this is not your typical Smartphone, it obviously is not the type of device you would hold up to your ear to use as a phone.  (In actuality, you have to use either the included wired headset or purchase a bluetooth wireless headset in order to use the phone)

The specifications for the Advantage are pretty impressive:

  1. 624 Mhz Processor and an ATi  Graphics Chip.
  2. 5″ screen
  3. Built-in GPS
  4. 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
  5. Windows Mobile 6
  6. Dual usage QWERTY keyboard (magnetically attached) for text input and screen protection.
  7. Wi-Fi (b/g) and Bluetooth
  8. High speed data connection (HSDPA/UMTS)
  9. 3 mega-pixel camera with autofocus and flash
  10. 2200 mAh battery (300 hours standby, 5.5 hours talk time, or up to 8 hours of PDA usage)
  11. miniSD expansion slot
  12. TV and VGA Out

I’m not sure if it can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it seems to be able to do about everything else.   However, there is a price to be paid for this feature set, the street price is about 850 USD.

For more information regarding the HTC Advantage, visit the HTC website.

For Reviews and Commentaries, visit MobileTechReview, Pocket PC Thoughts, or Engadget.

For our US readers, this is a GSM Smartphone so you will be limited to the T-Mobile and AT&T (Cingular) network.

Kevin Phillips

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