after HTC's first UMPC, the
HTC Shift was
delayed several times, two days ago I've finally received my German Shift
with the much appreciated German QWERTZ keyboard.
Running on Windows Vista Business and a kind of locked Windows Mobile 6
Professional, the HTC Shift supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband
UMTS/HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps, as well as WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
Powered by a Intel CPU at 800 MHz and backed-up by 1 GB or RAM, the HTC Shift is
able to run Windows Vista Professional. If not needed, there's a second OS
installed, which is a locked Windows Mobile 6 Professional HTC calls SnapVUE,
which runs on a Qualcomm MSM 7200 CPU at 400 MHz.
Windows Vista has access to a 40 GB HDD while
Windows Mobile has its own 128 MB of ROM. Last but not least, the Shift features
a front facing VGA camera for video conferences, a finger print reader, a
slide-out keyboard and a thumb-friendly 800x480 color TFT touchscreen which can
instantly changed with a dedicated resolution change key to 1024x600 pixel.
At a weight of 800 grams, the Shift's 2800 mAh lithium ion polymer battery least in Windows Vista mode around 2 hours, in
Windows Mobile mode around 2 days.
The HTC Shift comes with UMPC itself,
including a case, a 110 - 220 V AC adapter, a wired Stereo headset with
microphone the battery, the user manual, quick start guide & software CD as well
as a USB to LAN/USB adapter and a puch for the accessories.
Cheers ~ Arne