Not really on-topic (but HTC and mobile device related) is HTC's latest announcement about the platform which is used for its
recently announced HTC
Shift UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC). So far, HTC hadn't given any details but today, at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, HTC unveiled that its new mobile computer will be based on Intel's new Ultra Mobile platform 2007.
Based on the Intel Pentium M architecture with optimizations to significantly
extend battery life within smaller form factors, the Intel Ultra Mobile platform
2007 comprises the Intel A110 processor, Intel 945GU Express chipset, and Intel
ICH7U I/O controller hub.
"With its revolutionary design, advanced wireless connectivity and
comprehensive software applications, the HTC Shift is strengthened by the
power of Intel's innovative Ultra Mobile platform 2007," said Peter Chou,
chief executive officer of HTC. "This combination provides users with the
ultimate mobile computing experience." Chou added.
The HTC Shift combines the power of Windows Vista with an innovative
QWERTY-based keyboard design and 3G connectivity. The HTC Shift provides all the
power, functionality and connectivity busy professionals need in a sleek,
portable design. Packed with advanced connectivity, the HTC Shift features
high-speed global connectivity with Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band
GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi. A multimedia maven, the HTC Shift
leverages Windows Media Player 11 to provide easy access to music, videos and
"Intel and HTC have a long history of working together on mobile
technologies. Today's announcement is another example of the two companies
bringing their latest innovations together on the HTC Shift platform," said
Pankaj Kedia, Director of Global Ecosystem Programs in the Ultra Mobility
Group at Intel. "Intel is continuing to extend its leadership by drastically
reducing the power consumption and package size while delivering high
performance in its silicon roadmap, and looks forward to continued
collaboration with HTC."
The HTC Shift is expected to be launched in Q3 and availability includes
Europe as well as the USA.
Cheers ~ Arne