Sorry HTC, but the size alone make this PPC not a phone/computer, but a tablet too big for cellphone and too underpowered to be consider a computer. Why don't you pick up some pointers from Nokia and their E Series. The best thing to a hybrid Phone/PC is going to be the Nokia E90 Communicator.
better phone is coming out with windows vista: http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/26/htc-shift-the-cellphone-company-finally-goes-umpc/
should see this picture the based design concept of the advantage=D
i used this pc phone in a t-mobile shop in london yesterday,it looks and feels luxurious,it is attached to the keyboard by two small in built magnets, so the keyboard is easily detached,connection to the internet and web browsing was a joy,i and super fast via 3g hspda,and the built in stereo radio was a blast.i've ordered one so i can play poker on the train to work. oh/ yes and it even comes with a wrap around soft leather case. regards john
The status of X7500 on this site says that this phone is available...
Is it really available in the market....I mean the HTC black version....
I don't think so.
The HTC is about the same size as a standalone GPS but it adds the ability to phone, contacts, calendar, surf web and run PPC software. If you do a lot of long flight and on the road, I think this would be a great thing to have.
Anyone here own a 17” or bigger wide screen laptop? In my Imho, I think their target audience here is for users who prefer to have some mobility but station most of the time. What you grain from a big laptop compare to an UMPC is the bigger screen. The weight will kill your back but if you don’t travel a lot, what do you care?
To anyone who complain about lack of head speaker should get a brick, press it against their ear, and look in the mirror. You want to hold a brick to your ear while having a conversation? This thing is huge dude. Get a bluetooth head set, keep the phone in your belt pouch, and you'll look much cooler. Too bad it doesn't come with Window Mobile 6. Otherwise, it'll be my next phone.
This huge thing can not be called a phone what so ever, it 's not even going to fit in any of your pockets regardless of it's other features it is something in between PDA and Laptop PC, I wouldn't buy it.
If that´s the case, you can of course maintain the loud speaker´s volume down and use the Advantge as a phone close to your ear. In any case, it isn´t confortable to use it that way because of its weight and size. The rigth way to use would be with a bluetooth headset with caller ID.
How could HTC leave off a head speaker and call it a cell phone?
So, are you saying that the only way you can use this cell phone is with a headphone or via speakerphone? (Of course, if you use it as a speakerphone, everyone around you will be able to hear.)
The guy below is correct. 1.1 is the host. 2.0 is the client. It indeed has with 2 speakers. It’s call stereo. Other than this, you can’t hold this phone to your ear and have a phone conversation due to the lack of head speaker piece.
It has two ports:
One HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one). And one HTC proprietary 16-pin combined port (USB 1.1 host/VGA)
Looks like a killer product. Now the only question is the price...Still HTC is the king!
This phone does indeed have built-in speakers. Two, in fact.
Regarding the USB: Go over to HTC's site and read for yourself that the phone has USB 1.1 and not 2.0. That means the data transfer rate between the phone and a computer will be the slower USB 1.1 speed. Again, that guy below is wring. This phone does not have USB 2.0...period!
For the guy comment below. It would be an overkill for any PPC to have a 2Ghz processor. As far as I know, no PPC software require or can take advandge of an uber processor. The only common ground between laptop and PPC are both running Microsoft OS. The market for PPC and MS laptop is completely different.
BTW, it doesn't come with a speaker where you can listen on the unit. You'll need a BT headset or thru the build-in loud speaker for phone conversation.