earlier already, the
HTC Shift UMPC is
officially coming to Orange UK which hopefully keeps some pressure on HTC to
finally launch the
heavily delayed Shift in open market channels as well.
Exclusive to Orange UK, the Shift packs the punch of a laptop in a smaller,
lighter form factor, with full mobile data connectivity. It perfectly blends
style with functionality, boasting a seven inch touch screen that smoothly
slides and tilts to the perfect viewing angle, as well as a full QWERTY
keyboard. The always-on "mob-top" is the perfect accessory for those that want
to both work and play. Users can easily switch between Microsoft Windows Mobile
and the fuller Microsoft Windows Vista mode, at the touch of a button.
Customers can always be contactable thanks to a long battery life (in Windows
Mobile mode) and innovative technology which enables users to preview their text
messages, E-Mails, calendar and contacts as well as providing alerts and
reminders when new items arrive - even if the Shift is not switched on.
Supporting both UMTS, HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi connectivity, a first for
any Ultra Mobile PC, the Shift can seamlessly move between networks, ensuring
customers can access internet and E-Mails whether at home, in work or out and
about. Customers who are constantly on the move can maximize their time as the
Shift comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office in Vista mode enabling users to
download, view and edit their Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft
PowerPoint documents.The Shift comes with a traditional 30 GB hard disk drive
and a built-in fingerprint sensor, meaning that your contacts, content and
E-Mails are kept safe.
The HTC Shift will be available to buy online at orange.co.uk and in selected
Orange retail stores throughout the UK from the end of February. With a data
tariff, the HTC Shift will be priced at £999, around US$ 1,950/1,330 Euro which
isn't a good price at all if you keep in mind, that you can get an unbranded HTC
Shift from online stores for around 1,200 Euro already (if available).
Cheers ~ Arne