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HTC Athena(Advantage) / HTC X7500 / T-Mobile Ameo / Dopod U1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the camera and portability are generally positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the price and GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Athena(Advantage) / HTC X7500 / T-Mobile Ameo / Dopod U1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HTC Athena(Advantage) / HTC X7500 / T-Mobile Ameo / Dopod U1000


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of HTC Athena(Advantage) / HTC X7500 / T-Mobile Ameo / Dopod U1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HTC Athena(Advantage) / HTC X7500 / T-Mobile Ameo / Dopod U1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HTC ADVANTAGE X7500 Dopod

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HTC HTC Advantage X7501


The HTC Advantage X7501 is a smart phone trapped inside a tiny laptop's body. It has the inner workings of a handset-with features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, and Windows Mobile 6--and the shell of an Ultra-Mobile PC, similar to that of OQO's Model 02. In...

Plenty of included software ; Innovative design

Keyboard is hard to use ; Phone component doesn't always work well

A great display doesn't make up for an awkward phone and poor keyboard.


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HTC Advantage X7501


On paper, the pocket-slate HTC Advantage literally has everything: A big, five-inch screen, integrated Wi-Fi and 3G radios, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3-megapixel

A true convergence device that can take on almost any mobile app. LED camera flash. 8GB Microdrive and miniSD slot included. Clever keyboard attachment, which also works to magnetically cover the screen. 12 long hours of talk time (for what it's...

Slow camera produces average quality shots. No WPA for Wi-Fi limits surfing options. Low-res screen. Makes the iPhone look like a bargain. Integrated GPS costs $10 per month

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HTC X7500 Advantage Review


Month after month, HTC throws in a wide range of Pocket PCs and Smartphones on the market in the hope of overwhelming its rivals (e.g. Eten, Palm, HP). Regardless the fact that HTC has already won the fight, I still think that the newcomers on the...

Well, you won't be able to open a can with it or use it as a flash (too much), but this is a device that a businessman should carry whenever he wants to go on a trip. I should present the device as a whole as it features high-end chipsets and...

Again HTC nerfed the multimedia part which offers a mediocre sound for music fans. Other than that, everything is above average and in parameters

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Review: HTC Advantage X7501 as mobile entertainment


If the HTC Advantage X7501 is touted as "the most powerful mobile office," can it also succeed as an equally powerful mobile entertainment center? Just about any device these days can amuse you for 15 minutes whilestanding in line or sitting in a...

Boasting great battery life (considering its flexibility), an extensive catalog of compatible games and various media applications, support for just about any media format, a bright and colorful 5-inch display, and versatile usage scenarios (held with...

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Review: HTC Advantage X7501 keyboard


One of the most unique features of the HTC Advantage X7501 is its detachable magnetic keyboard.

The HTC Advantage X7501 may not be equipped with the most comfortable or usable keyboard, but its versatility and "detachability" make it a nice add-on to have when you tire of the on-screen input methods (virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition)...

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Review of HTC Advantage X7501


Reviewer: Bryan Eley (breley), Review Staff Manufacturer: HTC Price: Unlocked version, approximately $900-$1200. The HTC booting up for the first time.

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HTC Advantage X7501 - Windows Mobile PDA Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Is it a PDA, a mini-computer or a phone? It's a bit of each. While the HTC Universal (commonly sold as the i-mate JasJar and other carrier-branded names) tried to be a phone, HTC has learned that most folks don't want to hold a handheld computer to...

Attractive and innovative design, very good VGA display, fast processor, lots of RAM, flash ROM and microdrive space. Windows Mobile 6 is powerful and has enough to offer to make this a reasonable notebook substitute if you don't need specific...

Not cheap. No option to run everything in VGA for those who have excellent eyes. Shows and holds onto fingerprints mercilessly

Repeat after me: this is not a phone. OK. Yes, it has a phone radio inside-- and a capable unlocked quad band GSM one with EDGE as well as a 3G HSDPA. But this is a handheld computer first of the "honey who shrunk the notebook" genre. For those who...

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HTC X7500


The HTC Advantage is one of the latest Pocket PC's from HTC and should not be considered a PPC but UMPC (Ultra Mobile Personal Computer). HTC is entering the UMPC market in the near future, and this is their first attempt to release a device which is...

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HTC X7500 review | PhoneDog


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The HTC Advantage X7500 So Far…(a serial review)


I've been using the HTC Advantage for five days, which is definitely not long enough time to pass true judgement on the device, but it is enough time�to talk about some of my likes and dislikes. Ready? The screen is glorious…absolutely fabulous. 5″ of...

Product Specifications

The HTC Advantage X7500 is a powerful mobile office device that lets you work wherever and whenever you want. Powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 with Direct Push Technology, you have the office tools you need while on the road. Attach the QWERTY keyboard and easily type up documents, e-mails, and messages. The huge 5-inch VGA display provides you more than enough room for surfing the Web and viewing documents. With its 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities, you stay connected to the world. The built-in 8GB hard drive gives you plenty of room to store your work and media files on the phone, and if that's not enough, insert a mini SD card to add even more storage space. 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. You can also print out documents by connecting to a Bluetooth or network printer. Have your office with you wherever you are with the HTC Advantage X7500. PRODUCT FEATURES: 624 MHz CPU; Always "on", connect to your office, watch videos or listen to music anywhere; Built-in GPS; Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash; HTC VueFLO for easy navigation.


Standby Time (PB):300hours
Talk Time (PB):270minutes/330minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition/Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

Dimensions & Weight



Diagonal Size:5in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC Advantage

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes