This moment was bound to come, but we’re still in a bit of shock. HTC has announced that the HTC Advantage (X7501) is now available through CompUSA online retail channels, physical stores, as well as through Amazon.com. Retailing for a cool $899, this Pocket PC/UMPC/Everything device has finally hit American shores after widespread European availability. It’s worth noting, however, that it’s right on schedule with HTC’s announced launch frame. Nice job, guys! The device’s specs are as expected, with the Advantage sporting tri-band HSDPA/UMTS radios, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more. The physical specs include a 5-inch VGA touch display, 8 GB hard drive, 256 MB of ROM, 128 MB of RAM, miniSD slot, 3 megapixel camera, HTC’s patented VueFLO, and a full sized 3.5mmm headphone jack. If you can handle the size, this thing is, without a doubt, the dopest Windows Mobile device on the market. All this craziness is running atop Windows Mobile 6 and a 624 MHz processor. Hit the link for more details, but be warned…you might find a $899 charge on your credit card before too long. Check out the full press release after the jump!
Today, HTC has announced U.S. retail availability of the HTC Advantage. Available through CompUSA and Amazon.com for an approximate retail price of $899, the HTC Advantage is truly a mobile computer for the person who is on the go. It packs powerful productivity features into a unique and innovative design that is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or purse.
Based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, the HTC Advantage includes Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile for quick access to email, calendar and contacts and Microsoft 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 its built-in GPS and optional TeleNav GPS Navigator™ service that provides 3D turn-by-turn driving directions, business directory, and traffic alerts and rerouting. Other features include:
5-inch VGA touch display
HDD 8GB, ROM 256MB, RAM 128MB
miniSD® card slot
HTC VueFLO® for easy navigation
3.5mm Stereo audio jack