HTC is primarily known for manufacturing PDAs and smartphones destined to carry the logos of wireless carriers. A new offering from HTC, however, may be the first of many departures from this trend. The HTC Advantage is the company's first self branded Windows Mobile handheld, and it's no mid-range contender.
Formerly code-named "Athena," the HTC Advantage is truly an Über-PDA, featuring every major mobile technology on the market today in a single handheld. The Advantage is also an always-on wireless data device compatible with tri-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and, yes, HSDPA.
The HTC Advantage is the first Windows Mobile device to include an internal hard drive. The 8GB drive makes it possible to store large amounts of video and audio files, and if that's not enough space for your needs, you can add additional space by way of the included miniSD card slot (which is compatible with new SDHC cards). Aside from the touchscreen, data input is also possible with the unique magnetic removable keyboard.
Primary features of the HTC Advantage include a 624MHz XScale CPU, 256MB ROM, 128MB system memory, 5" VGA touchscreen 640x480 display, a 3MP digital camera, a VGA forward-facing camera, integrated GPS receiver with TomTom’s NAVIGATOR 6 software, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR and a 2200mAh Li-Ion battery.
The Advantage is available in the United States via Amazon.com.
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