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HTC Shift Review

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HTC Shift Specifications:

  • General:
    Announced:2007, March
    Status:Available. Released 2008, February
  • Size:
    Dimensions:207 x 129 x 25 mm
    Weight:800 g
  • Display:
    Type:TFT touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size:800 x 480 pixels (Wide-VGA), 7 inches
    – Slide-out QWERTY keyboard- Handwriting recognition
  • Ringtones:
    Type:Polyphonic, MP3
    Customization:Download
    Vibration:Yes
    – Dual speakers
  • Memory:
    Phonebook:In shared memory
    Call records:Yes
    Card slot:SDIO
    – 1 GB RAM, 128 MB ROM,- 40/80 GB HDD drive,- Intel Stealey 800MHz processor.
  • Data:
    GPRS:Yes
    HSCSD:No
    EDGE:Yes
    3G:HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
    WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth:Yes, v2.0
    Infrared port:No
    USB:Yes, v2.0
  • Features:
    OS:Microsoft Vista Business OS
    Messaging:SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
    Browser:WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE)
    Games:Yes,
    Colors:Black,Silver,White
    Camera:VGA, 640×480 pixels videocall camera
    – Java MIDP 2.0,- Voice memo,- Windows media player 11,- Video/audio album,- File manager,- Built-in handsfree,- Fingerprint recognition.
  • Battery:Standard battery, Li-Po 2700 mAh
    Stand-by:8hrs
    Talk time:4.5hrs.
  • Price:
  • Key Features:
    Always-on access to critical information with HTC SnapVUE™
    Receive instant e-mails with Microsoft® Direct Push technology up to two days on battery standby.
    Powerful enough to give you the full Windows Vista® experience
    Revolutionary small form factor gives you portability without compromising mobility
    Adjustable 7-inch touch screen
    Mouse buttons and microPad
    Worldwide UMTS with HSDPA
    Bluetooth® 2.0 and Wi-Fi®
    USB 2.0 connectivity
    Fingerprint sensor.
  • Introduction:The introduction of the HTC Shift continue HTC’s long history of innovative, precedent-setting devices,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC. “These new devices bridge the gap between being mobile and being in the office, giving customers new choices for how they work, communicate and live.
  • Technology:At the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Associations (CTIA) WIRELESS 2007, High Tech Computer Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smart devices, announced the expansion of its product portfolio to include new groundbreaking computing device that focus on provi

    ding users with the definitive mobile computer experience.The HTC Shift brings the full power of Windows Vista and advanced wireless connectivity into an innovative and compact design that is sure to create a new paradigm for mobile computing.

  • It surprises even ourselves when we say that HTC’s Shift should be the UMPC device that makes us—who were mild on UMPCs before—a fan of the platform. Instead of using a split keyboard or a *shudder* on-screen circle pad, the Shift makes like the Advantage with its sliding and flipping screen. With the input problem solved, you can really enjoy the 7-inch touchscreen, 30GB hard drive, Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, and Windows Vista.
  • More so than the Advantage, the OQO2, or the Flipstart, the Shift can serve as a substitute for a laptop when you’re out of the house, away on business trips—or hell, even at home.
  • Other features & Dimensions:The HTC Shift features a 7 inch touch screen and a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Other features of the HTC Shift include a 30GB HDD, tri-band HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port, VGA port and SD Card slot. HTC will show the Shift at the CTIA. HTC showed the Shift to the guys at Laptop Magazine. There take: “We think it looks like a more compelling option than the split-keyboard Samsung Q1 Ultra launched at CeBit, especially for highly mobile professionals.”
  • Camera:A 3 megapixel camera will help with video conferencing, while the whole system when folded can act as one of those “snazzy” tablet PC things or just an incredibly large touchscreen PDA. The move to Vista means that you’ll be able to do anything you could do on a laptop (it will be interesting seeing what it’s like playing games on it) albeit with a smaller screen and HTC promise the usual 3 to 4 hours when in Vista mode.
  • Connectivity:When it comes to connectivity, HTC has included tri-band HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi, to get you working on the move, and very much like HP with its QuickPlay offering that allows you to play DVD’s without booting up the operating system, there is SnapVUE to access the phone’s functionality. SnapVUE provides instant access to emails, calendar, SMS messages and contacts, without the need to fully boot-up the device and basically turns the Shift into a massive HTC Touch complete with the same Home screen, weather information and other factoids. Battery life for this side of the proceedings is 2 days on standby and it’s a fully functional phone.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

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