I cracked up reading your very informative and endearing comment about HTC Advantage x7500. I'm curious of what you think about HTC Shift x9500 to be launched in January 2008.
Extremely powerful device!!!
1)Replacing my IPOD Nano- Now I keep MP3 with my 8G MicroDrive+ 4GB MiniSD
2)Replace my old TomTom GPS,just as good.
3)Replace my Arcos 404 for watching movies(Not porn),and its now on 5inch VGA!Cristal clear 'Action'!
4)Replace my Laptop when I do presentation in Meetings!!And it is instant on!No more waiting.
5)Replace my SonyErricson P990.And Handsdown to this baby!!
6)Microsoft Word, Excel,PDF on the go.
7)Internet via Opera, Excellent!!
Ohoh..The coolest part is when I do Powerpoint presentation with this baby on the projector!The coolness frosted whole room!!! And No tedius bootup,and setup,and endless awkard waiting as compare with Laptop!
Great Keyboard with good feedback,when you activate the keyboard-sound in the setting, where it will play a 'clicking sound' when you type.
1) My 'toothed or edged' stylus scratch-open a gap on my screen protector.Very Dangerous!!Poor quality stylus.
2) The clear screen on the keyboard is very easily scratched, so bear in mind to keep those plastic stickers on the keyboard, after you took this baby out of the box.
3) Extremely hard to get accessories!
4) Took tooooo much time to admire this piece of gem, I mean my time.Even after 6 months! Its a beauty when you hold it in person!
It is an excellent phone. I bought it few days back. Upgraded the software and it ROCKS! Cool stuff. Highly recommended.
I've been an extremely satisfied customer of this phone for about 8 months now. I have upgraded the OS to WM6, installed iLauncher to have direct access to all applications and settings from the desktop; installed a phone profile application to switch between normal ringtone and an ultrasonic ringtone (works far better than vibration during meeting); an application switcher called wktask to show all running applications on the taskbar so that I can switch from any application to any other with one touch; Tom Tom 6 and iGO my way as my navigation software, both of which works flawlessly; a weather software on the desktop; VOIP client so that I can call anywhere in the world untime for just 8 cents; a software to automatically capture name card details with the camera and to add a contact record without having to type in a letter; a GPS based golf software to give me distances while playing golf, organise golf tournament, and track our handicaps. I watch lots of youtube videos (either directly on mobile youtube or after downloading from the regular youtube). I have minutes by minutes update for all my stock portfolio and alerts when its price go up or down by certain set amount. I have my favorite webpages link to desktop icons so that clicking those icons gave me direct access to information such as the cheapest petrol station in my area, flight arrival time, flight departure time, TV guilds etc. I have push mail to all my five email accounts. I have the ability to send SMS either to a single individual or to group of recipients. I spend about 3 hours each day surfing the net using this wonderful device- in the toilet, while watching television, while taking trains and buses, while waiting for my golf tee-off time. Its really anytime anywhere experience.
All my applications are in the harddisk, some in the device memory, and all my pictures and videos are in MiniSDHC cards. It means I can have UNLIMITED storage, merely by swaping in and out MiniSDHC cards. I can have all the videos and musics in the world if I want, as there is no storage limitation with this setup.
I could use bluetooth headset but I have chosen to use it against my face. Not a problem whatsoever for me :-) This is not big. It's just that the rest are too small!!
The screen size is fantastic. I have installed the REALVGA software that display at 128 and 96 dpi. Potentially this shows four times more information than the 320x240 PDA phones around. If you try to use REALVGA on the smaller devices, you will become blind very soon. Now you see why this size is an advantage, and not a disadvantage.
I carry the phone with a self made belt pouch. With this, you won't feel the weight nor the size. I carry it without the keyboard. Software keyboard called Tengo is far faster and more accurate to use than even the keyboard in HTC SHIFT.
Because I use my device almost non stop, I do carry a spare battery with me all the time. It's very thin and small, and I don't know it's in my pocket all the time.
I take a lot of pictures with it. It's very very good under daylight but not so good at night, unless the lighting is very very good.
I have dictionary, bibles, encyclopedia, wine guide, and many other knowledge ware installed. I have the best software calculators I know.
I do all my internet banking, online payment with this device.
Family budgets, expense tracking are all done here too.
I also use MSN Messenger a lot, sometimes while doing my 'big business' in toilet.
Now I'm completely dependent on this device. It reminds me when to do my gardening, when to pick up my kids, when to pay which bills, when to renew my car insurance, the list is endless.
Is it perfect? No HTC can still improve. I want an FM and AM radio, a TV, and infra built in. I want it to shed half the weight and thickness. I want even the size to shink such that the 5 inch screen covers the entire device. I want solid state harddisk. I want a better camera that works at night. I want 802.11n. I want the volume of voice to become so low during phone conversation that my neighbour can't hear it. I don't want any hardware keyboard, thank you. I much prefer a tablet.
Until that come along, there is really nothing on earth as good as this device now.
Please, tell me what is the video resolution (recording) ? How many fps?
But there are some serious sort commings with this phone!!!!
And it is annoying since all of them avaidable:
- 7501 has a newer op (MS WM6)has no conference cam - HTC took it off!!! WHY???????
- GPS is horrible! No SIRF III
- it has only a 8GB hard drive: small and inefficient
- keyboard has no backlit
Otherwise it is okey, I think.
a 5MP camera would be nice with a xeon flash,
and by the time the new version comes out the thickness should be 14mm or less. (it is 16mm, or 20mm total now.)
My last PDA-type phone was XDA Exec. Far better than that the exec in terms of performance, tech spec. The X7500 is targeted to business PEOPLE not for "phone players" and fashionistas!! If you own one you generally DO NOT NEED TO CARYY OTHER STUFF e.g ipod mp3/4 player, phone, fax machine, kitchen sink etc. It would fulfil your business needs - multiple storage options, 8GB, mini-SD (I have 4GB) storage, . Mini MS office suite available, descent screen especially will browsing - no squinting of the eyes like most PDA-style-emulator phones! best with stereo bluetooth headsets - currently have chunky but exceptionally perfect sounding Motorola's HT820 headset - online music, live news and video(a little flaky) streaming makes me happy forever (£55 tariff on T-Mobile gives you unrestricted internet use. It is is an insult to compare an BMW 7series M5 to a fiat Punto/ BMW 1 series / Merc A series... you get the picture? Seriously what other phone currently have all of these features with some compromising bit??? As regards the battery life, well high-powered cars are usually thirstier than Punto-type machines! But with USB connectivity, contiuously charging when at work and syncing and over 3 hours of intensive daily use. THIS IS A GREAT PHONE, DON'T BUY IF YOU CANNOT BE BOTHERED CARRYING SLIGHTLY HEAVIER MICROCOMPUTER - I LIKE IT VERY MUCH!!! Why do people buy something which is obviously bigger and then complain about the weight and size when it wasn't concealed at the time of purchase? zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ....
it is fore buissines porposes and for internet i like it but the display is oufule 65k is ..... bad :P
I have had my Advantage for a few months now and I love everything about it. the only weak spot I would say it has for me would be the 3.5 headset. I can't find them anywhere...If any of you guys know how I can get a good one let me know....
They should built a micronotebook with these dimensions, even small enough for the pocket, to protect the display when closed, perhaps with turnable display to use as tablet-pc, without hard disk (today no more necessary and saves battery), in any case WIN XP, enough slots for periphery, bluetooth, wlan and full usuable as telephone and fax at a reasonable price and I'll buy it all at once. I'm sure not only me. The entire world is waiting for it. Methods of construction like the advantage or Ameo aren't practicable, they are symply unreasonable.
how can u compare a Nokia 6300 S40 to something that runs on windows with 4 times the screen size and almost 4 times the weight?
please i want to know if possible ,when i turn on bluetooth headset
i cannot send and receive nothing from another device or from another computer,i must turn off the bluetooth headset to begin receiving.is there any solution?thanks a lot.
this is a very heavey phone/notebook i ust brought mine 2weeks ago.. but this is very good i recomend you buy it but the nokia 6300 is way better and more effiecent due to the pirce