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HTC Advantage 7501 (Unlocked)

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  • Laptop-style cellular phone with powerful Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system
  • Connect anywhere with 3G/HSDPA and Wi-Fi, Built-In GPS and stereo Bluetooth 2.0
  • 5-inch VGA LCD touchscreen display and detachable QWERTY keyboard
  • Provides familiar Microsoft tools like Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Internal 8GB hard drive, expands via miniSD cards; 3-megapixel camera for stills and video
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.25 inches, 3.85 inches, 0.63 inches
  • Weight: 12.64 ounces
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Product Description

Product Description

Developed from the ground up to be extremely portable, the HTC Advantage liberates the traveling executive from their bulky 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. Based on the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional software platform, the HTC Advantage includes Outlook Mobile for quick access to email, calendar and contacts and 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 Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. In addition, the HTC Advantage enables powerful navigation capabilities with built-in GPS navigation.

The most powerful mobile office to date, the HTC Advantage 7501 is lighter, more compact, and more portable that even the smallest PC notebook. Offering online connectivity anytime, anywhere, it's the ideal companion for the business traveller who needs instant access to email and the capability to view and edit on-network Microsoft Office documents, including Excel, Word, or PowerPoint files. It includes a thin, magnetically connected QWERTY keyboard and a brightly colorful 5-inch LCD screen. And with its 3G cellular (HSDPA-ready), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities, you stay connected to the world.

With the Windows Mobile 6 operating system, you can view and edit Word and Excel documents as well as keep in contact with associates using the Windows Live Messenger IM application. (See more details about Windows Mobile 6 below.) The included Outlook Mobile software offers up-to-date e-mail, calendar and contact information. If you use the Advantage 7501 in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange Server, you can get instant e-mail from your work account as well as enhanced security features that let you clear data from a device if it is stolen or require high-security passwords to access information.

The full QWERTY keyboard attaches to the touchscreen magnetically for easy laptop-style input.
For storage, it provides an on-board 8 GB flash memory and can be expanded using miniSD memory cards. Use the TV Out feature to output contents on the screen onto an external display such as a Projector or TV when doing presentations or sharing photos. It also features a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and a built-in flash.

Its 5-inch VGA color touchscreen and innovative, magnetic QWERTY keyboard are ideal not just for editing Microsoft Office documents, but also for enjoying leisure time. You can watch videos, browse the web, use instant Outlook push e-mail, synchronize your contacts, tasks, and calendar.

Running the Windows Mobile 6, the HTC Advantage 7501 provides familiar Microsoft tools like Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Power of a PC
The HTC Advantage 7501 has a huge 8 GB hard drive, 256 MB of ROM and 128 MB of RAM combined with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0, so you can run your most demanding business applications and store all the documents and files you need. It runs on the 624 MHz Intel XScale PXA270 CPU with with an ATi W2284 graphic chip.

Global connectivity
With its always-on, high-speed global connectivity, the Advantage 7501 keeps you in contact and contactable worldwide. As well as your email being "pushed" to you instantly, you can wirelessly synchronise files when away from the office so you're always up to speed with what's going on in your world.

Communication choices
The Advantage 7501's on-board Wi-Fi and stereo Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities open up a world of communication options. It also supports the GPRS data protocol, as well as the high-speed EDGE wireless data service and UMTS 3G wireless broadband. (Note that 2100 Mhz UMTS service is not offered by any U.S. carrier.)

The Advantage has been optimized for outstanding performance, whether it is to deliver the best possible web browsing experience or to give you up to 8 hours of battery life and 5.5 hours of talk time.

Easy to use
The Advantage 7501 has a large 5-inch touch screen, ensuring you can easily view and work on your documents, while the detachable QWERTY keyboard makes it simple for you to work with everyday office applications. The color, transreflective LCD screen has a 640 x 480-pixel

Take photos
The integrated 3-megapixel autofocus camera takes high-quality images (, 2048 x 1536 pixels), so you need never miss a moment. You can then safely store your pictures on the Advantage's hard drive, or onto an optional MiniSD memory card. You can also shoot videos (352 x 288 pixels at 15 frames per second) in 3GPP and MPEG4 formats.

Multimedia entertainment
The 8 GB hard drive can store up to 5 hours of video, 2000 songs or 25,000 photos taken on the built-in, auto focus camera. You can also enjoy high-quality video and music streamed to the Advantage over EDGE and HSDPA networks. Use the TV Out feature to output contents on the screen onto an external display such as a projector or TV when doing presentations or sharing photos.

Vital Statistics
The Advantage 7501 weighs 12.7 ounces and measures 3.85 x 5.25 x 0.62 inches. Its 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

Powered by Windows Mobile 6

Windows Mobile 6 adds power to your mobile office with up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars.

Edit Word documents and Excel spreadsheets on your phone, just as you would on your desktop/laptop PC.
Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 updates the Windows Mobile 5 platform with a number of handy features that make searching through email, editing Microsoft Office documents, and staying on top of your most important communications even easier. Emails can now be viewed in their original rich HTML format and now offer the ability to visit embedded links. It also includes Windows Live for Windows Mobile, which provides a full set of Windows Live services, such as the Windows Live Messenger IM application, which now enables you to chat with more than one person at one time or send a file.

With Windows Mobile 6, your phone will finally be able to emulate the power and features of your PC's Microsoft Office suite. You'll be able to neatly view, navigate and edit Word documents and Excel spreadsheets in their original formatting--without affecting tables, images or text--as well as view PowerPoint presentations.

  • Microsoft Office Word Mobile features include spell-check, Find and Replace commands, bulleted lists, text formatting, and support for tables for the first time.
  • With Excel Mobile, you're not just confined to editing charts: with the new Chart Wizard you can create charts quickly and easily.
  • PowerPoint Mobile allows you to view the full presentation, rehearse timings, check the order and any live links you may have in your presentation. You can then email comments back to the team or communicate via MSN Messenger for an immediate response.
  • After creating or editing a Word document or Excel spreadsheet, you can synchronize it with your PC and it will automatically be converted to the PC version.

All Windows Mobile 6 powered devices include Direct Push Technology for up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars, tasks and contacts through Microsoft Exchange Server. It also offers a set of important device security and management features that include the capability to remotely wipe all data from a device should it be lost or stolen, helping ensure that confidential information remains that way.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.8 x 0.6 inches ; 12.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000OQGG6M
  • Item model number: Advantage 7501
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892,417 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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144 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Q T on August 4, 2007
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I got mine about 3 weeks ago and have been running it through its paces ever since. Before getting an X7501, you have to realize that this thing is really a mini-laptop/mega-smartphone. It was made for a person who prefers a single device with convergent technologies, the more the better. Besides making calls, I use it to navigate with its built in GPS, surf the web with Opera and/or Explorer via HSDPA/WiFi and run all kinds of windows mobile apps (from a TI-89 emulator to XCOM: UFO Defense). I have plenty of space for several GB worth of music/movies and the 3 megapixel camera is nice (especially the panoramic feature). Oh, and I can cut and paste text too, unlike a certain other iDevice I know... hihi.


-The SIM chip from my old AT&T 8125 worked fine with no issues. I was immediately able to access the 3G/HSDPA network (I had been stuck with just EDGE before on the 8125). I have used the X7501 between Princeton NJ and Washington DC with no issues to 3G availability. Subjectively, transfer rates seem to be noticeably quicker than EDGE (several times faster). I had issues with slow Google Maps loading on EDGE, but HSDPA makes the application functional and practical to use while driving.

-WiFi connected just fine. WEP encryption was straightforward and easy to configure.

-Bluetooth headset works fine, but sound quality varies depending on the headset. I use a plantronics voyager 510 for calls (good sound) and Southwing 505 for music (some noise). You can also answer calls using the speaker phone or an included wired microphone. The microphone jack is 1/16" so you can use regular headphones with it to listen to music, but you will have to get an adapter for regular wired microphones or just go with bluetooth.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2007
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Got mine two weeks ago and I love it! It does everything I need it to do very well. I was looking for something to take with me on short business trips (I am in aviation) so I wouldn't have to lug my laptop with me and the 7501 fits the bill perfectly.

The screen is large enough so that i don't have to squint to see what's on it (the biggest problem I have with PDA phones like my 8125), yet small enough that I'm not broadcasting everything I am doing half way across an airport terminal. The way the keyboard attatches to the PDA is the best I have seen yet. It is held by a magnet which is strong enough to hold the screen even if you turn the whole package upside down. This setup also removes breakable cables from the picture. You can not position the screen to any other viewing level this way, but the tilt angle you're stuck with is very good when placed on a table or desk.

I had no problems whatsoever with installing the ATT SIM card from my 8125 and making phone calls. I had some concern because I have read reviews elsewhere that mentioned once the 7501 goes to sleep you can not use your bluetooth headset to wake it up and place calls using your voice tags. I am happy to report that this is not the case. The 7501 is rather bulky to be taking it out of your pocket to turn on just to make a phone call, and this would have been a deal-breaker for me.

This brings us to the size of the unit. It is LARGE, and even if it came with a carrying case that included a belt clip (it does not) you probably wouldn't feel comfortable with it hanging off your belt. If you don't wear the type of pants that have that large extra pocket below the regular pocket you will either have to update your wardrobe or get used to carrying this thing around.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Warone on September 9, 2007
Fantastic Screen, Bright, Very Well Designed. This is a large screen oversized PDA. It works well for what it was designed for. Video, Phone, GPS, WIFI, Connectivity. Comes with Word, Excel, and PPT Viewer etc. Works with PocketPc software. Google it. PPC software is everywere.

Bigger than most PDAs. Fits in my pocket barely. Expensive.

Full user opinion
Yes it's expensive but this gadget does it all. This PDA rocks. The GPS is super fast starting and works very well with IGO/MyWay software. I think it's better than my wife's NUVI GPS. Reading E-books and reviewing my vacation pictures is a joy now. No eye strain. The Wifi and Phone features are another gain. Hands free is easy with a Bluetooth earpiece (Not included). If you can afford it, buy this super PDA. There are many other features. It comes with a keyboard that is usable but I use FITALY or the QWERTY on screen keyboard anyway. I can easily type faster on this than the tiny weenie phone keyboard like the TREO and others like it. Received mine from Tiger Direct in less than a week with normal mailing. I've had mine for 2 weeks now and I just love it. I think you will too!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew P. on December 8, 2007
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After reading a couple of the reviews here while shopping for other things, I just had to chime in. I got this from Amazon 2 months ago. I've had PDAs for years and years and this gem is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It is amazing. Enough said.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By satrya on April 1, 2008
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After using the HTC 7501 for about 2 months, this device seems to be quite suited for various work and personal use. Windows Mobile 6 means having the flexibility to customize it with built-in and third party software. See some of my uploaded images to see how much it can be personalized. On the downside, the flexibility implies that you have to experiment and potentially make mistakes that might force you to do a hard reset if you're not careful.

The strong points of the 7501 are the 5" screen (which is relatively large in pda & smart phone terms) given its weight and size, the ability to project through the VGA out, relatively fast boot time (compared to laptops or UMPCs with WinXP/Vista), and versatile information access options (e.g. WiFi, bluetooth, GSM, GPS, etc.). Still & video camera, as well as GSM phone features are nice extras.

The overall size & weight of the material makes it comfortable enough to cradle in the palm of one hand (without the detachable keyboard) and treat it like a mini tablet PC. For occasional e-mail reading/writing and web browsing, carrying the 7501 around is much better than having to lug a relatively bulkier laptop. The detachable keyboard is generally more convenient to use than the standard Windows Mobile entry modes (with the provided stylus): keyboard, block recognizer, letter recognizer, and transcriber. With a third party touch screen input called TouchPal, typing is even easier and faster. Most of the time, I found the latter to be good enough that I don't have to carry the detachable keyboard anymore.

For those using Lotus Notes at work, the built in outlook combined with "mNotes5 for wireless synchronization" (not included) allows immediate access to e-mail, calendar, & tasks as long as you have data access (e.g.
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