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UNVEILED: HTC announced the HTC Shift - HTC's first UMPC [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 26.03.07 - 17:50:51 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 16939x
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No, 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


 
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