3GSM 2007: Three HTC Windows Mobile newcomers

Windows Mobile 6 smartphone and mini-laptop

Windows Mobile device specialist HTC announced its new smartphone line-up in Barcelona this morning, with three new devices set for release this quarter.

Topping the line-up is the HTC Advantage (X7500), an HSDPA equipped mini-laptop style device with a detachable Qwerty keyboard and touchscreen control. As reported by Tech.co.uk in January, this will be sold first in the UK as the T-Mobile-branded Ameo.

Key features include:

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system
  • 3G HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi
  • Intel PXA270 624Mhz processor with ati Graphic Chip W2284
  • 8GB HDD, plus 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM.and miniSD card expansion
  • Detachable full Qwerty keyboard
  • GPS with TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 Sat Nav software
  • Windows Mobile suite of apps including support for Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Office Mobile, Direct Push email and Windows Media Player
  • Stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm jack
  • 3G video calling and downloads


HTC also took the wraps off a new device, the S710, that combines the form factor of candybar-style smartphone with a clever slide-out Qwerty keyboard. First glimpsed yesterday by Tech.co.uk at Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 launch here at 3GSM, the S710 will debut on Orange in the second quarter as the SPV E650.

Key features of the S710/SPV E650 include:

  • Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Slide out Qwerty keypad
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • 2.4inch display
  • Windows Mobile Standard suite of applications, including full Internet Explorer Mobile web browser, Windows Media Player, Direct Push email support and HTML email viewing.
  • 201MHz TI OMAP 850 processor
  • 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM plus MicroSD card support

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