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Mobile World Congress Handset manufacturer HTC has redesigned its existing Advantage device, upping the storage capacity to 16GB, overhauling the keyboard’s responsiveness - it claimed - and updating the UMPC's software.

The Advantage’s detachable keyboard now offers haptic feedback that, much like a similar feature on the recently updated U600, vibrates when users touch it.

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HTC's Advantage: now with a larger memory

Internally, HTC has built in a customisable home screen to allow for one-touch access to all of a modern handset’s vital functions, such as emails, text messages, missed calls and the major city’s weather conditions.

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The Advantage's keys now vibrate when touched

You’ll also be able to browse around web pages, documents, messages and contact lists with greater fingertip ease, because a TouchFlo function has been added to the Advantage.

In terms of connectivity, not much has changed on the Advantage. Users still get a quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge handset, with 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity and a 5in display. Bluetooth 2.0 is on-board and you’ll be able to listen to music stored on the device’s mini SD card through its 3.5mm headphone jack.

HTC’s updated Advantage - sometimes referred to as the X7510 - will be available in selected European countries next month, which hopefully includes the UK. An updated price however, hasn’t been given yet.

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