the HTC Shift is not a Windows Mobile device but a full featured UMPC (Ultra
Mobile PC) but it comes from HTC and even more important - it's wireless by
supporting triband UMTS/HSDPA as well as quadand GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WiFi b/g and
Bluetooth 2.0. Unlike many other UMPCs, HTC's Shift features a keyboard
and sports a 7" 800x480 touchscreen only, 1 GB of RAM and a 30 GB HDD.
Along with the touchscreen, you can navigate with a tiny Synaptics touchpad on
the right-hand side of the screen where also a fingerprint reader is located. On
the upper left corner of the device, the Shift features a 1.2 megapixel webcam.
So far, HTC hasn't comment on the CPU or graphics chipset, but only said, that
the HTC Shift will be powerful enough so run Windows Vista's Aero user
interface. And yes - all this runs on Microsoft's Windows Vista Business, not Windows Mobile OS!
The Shift features a VGA out, SD card slot, one USB port
and the power port only. A dock or port replicator is't yet announced.
HTC previews the Shift during this weeks CTIA at Microsof't booth.
According to HTC's press release, the launch is planned for Q3 and
availability includes Europe as well as the USA. A price wasn't given today.
Cheers ~ Arne