Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

First Look & Review – Dopod U1000 (codename Athena)(aka HTC Advantage x7500)


Photos from Engadget Chinese

[19 March] Saw the Dopod U1000 at CSL shop yesterday, played with it a bit and my initial thoughts were the screen was awesome, weightwise acceptable, too big as a phone (I used to have the Dopod 900 and this machine is a lot larger than that) and the major bummer is that it is still running on Windows Mobile 5.0.

Spec wise, it features a nice 5″ screen (680×480), 8G Microdrive, 3M pixel camera, support for 3G, USB host, detachable keypad and much more.

For a thorough review, please click here to read the Google translated article from pocketpc italia.com. I also included the follow links to some nice pics and other reviews but they are in Chinese (pics looks great tho).

Engadget Chinese: Dopod U1000 review

Phonedaily: First Look on Dopod U1000

Phonedaily: Dopod U1000, the outer look

Phonedaily: Dopod U1000, the specs

[Updated: 22 March] On The Go Solutions have posted a nice article on the whole unboxing of the Dopod U1000, click here to read, some excellent pics

[Updated: 26 March] Tons of vids on the Dopod U1000 can be found here at Fonehubber.

[Updated: 31 July] Another review from MobileTechReview.  Very thorough, link here.


July 31, 2007 - Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC


  1. Any idea how much this beast is selling for in HK?

    Comment by spike | March 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. CSL 1010 is currently carrying them ($9,980), think sort of like an exclusive offer. They even offer a special offer ($6,980+Asia Miles) if you sign a service contract with them, kinda like the kind of deal I got myself into for the Dopod 838 pro.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | March 26, 2007 | Reply

  3. It’s definitely a nice looking doohickey and packed with nice stuffs. But just too large for me + the fact that it’s only WM5 is a turn-off.

    Comment by spike | March 27, 2007 | Reply

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