It’s been just weeks since our reviewed the HTC Advantage review. Today HTC are announcing more storage and the addition of the now familiar HTC Home Today screen plus the HTC TouchFlo technology for quick and easy navigation. The Opera browser and Google Maps comes pre-installed – both of which we tested earlier.
As expected, a new 16Gb microdrive has been added, plus they’ve added a longer-life 2100 mAH battery and a new keyboard, which is pretty much the only thing we didn’t like with the original HTC Advantage.
The newly updated HTC Advantage will be available from March across Europe. Read on for pictures and a full press release.
New applications, keyboard and storage capacity expand user experience
BARCELONA — Feb. 11, 2008 – Today at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress, HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile® smart devices, announced an updated version of the HTC Advantage™ that introduces new software, increased storage and an improved keyboard. The HTC Advantage™ is an ideal companion for the business traveller who needs a powerful and portable device that includes constant connectivity.
Developed from the ground up to be extremely portable, yet powerful, the HTC Advantage™ integrates a broad set of features into a compact and innovative design. Based on a future version of Windows Mobile, the updated HTC Advantage™ includes a customized HTC Home today screen that provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, missed calls, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world.
The HTC Advantage™ features HTC’s TouchFLO™ software which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists. The Advantage™ will also include Opera Mobile 9 and Google Maps for mobile.
In addition to the many software enhancements, the HTC Advantage™ also adds a variety of new and improved hardware features including 16GB of storage, a new improved keyboard with haptic feedback and an updated version of VueFLO™ using a G-sensor that recognises the screen orientation of the device for optimal customer usage.
“Having established broader boundaries for mobile computing with the first HTC Advantage a year ago, we are introducing a wealth of new enhancements focused on improving the overall touch screen and keyboard user experience,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO of HTC. “Our goal with the HTC Advantage is to provide a small connected mobile computing device that will replace notebook PCs on daily commutes or short trips.”
With its innovative built-in video output capability, the HTC Advantage™ empowers its users with freedom to make presentations anywhere. Users can run presentations directly via the projector and TV output. Its 5-inch VGA colour touch screen and innovative, magnetic QWERTY keyboard are ideal not just for editing Microsoft Office documents, but also for enjoying leisure time. Users can watch videos, browse the web, use instant Outlook push e-mail, synchronize their contacts, tasks and calendar, and navigate anywhere with inbuilt GPS and TomTom NAVIGATOR 6.
Offering a complete package of connectivity, the HTC Advantage™ offers a wide variety of Wireless connectivity options such as Tri-band HSPDA, Wi-Fi® and stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 connectivity.
The updated HTC Advantage™ will be available in March in select countries across
The Full product spec is as follows:
HTC Advantage™ (X7510)
133.5 x 98 x 16 mm (additional 4.75mm for keyboard)
290g + 85g for keyboard
WCDMA/HSDPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Future Version of Windows Mobile®
5-inch VGA with touch screen
3.1 megapixel with auto focus
VGA for video calling
256 MB + 16 GB flash; 128 MB RAM
HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0
WCDMA: up to 300 minutes*
GSM: up to 360 minutes*
WCDMA: up to 300 hours*
GSM: up to 300 hours*
Detachable QWERTY Keyboard with Haptic feedback; document printing; G sensor
Marvell PXA270 624 MHz; Qualcomm® MSM6275