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HTC Shift - Released 2008, February

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Senior Member
Dec 21, 2007
hey guys
what do you think about this PDA :D
and from where i can download that Windows :D


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2007, March
Status Available. Released 2008, February

Dimensions 207 x 129 x 25 mm
Weight 800 g

Type TFT touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 480 pixels (Wide-VGA), 7 inches
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- Handwriting recognition

Type Polyphonic, MP3
Customization Download
Vibration Yes
- Dual speakers

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

3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0

OS Microsoft Vista Business and Windows Mobile 6.0 OS
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE)
Games Yes, order now
Camera VGA, 640x480 pixels videocall camera
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Voice memo
- Windows media player 11
- Video/audio album
- File manager
- Built-in handsfree
- Fingerprint recognition


Senior Member
Shift is a very cool idea but in reality it is so crippled that IMHO you can't justify the $1600 price tag. No voice or GPS, vista and Wm can't see each other without hacks that don't really work in real-time, WM can't access the hard drive, vista can't access the storage card or snapview, no palm-rejection technology to make inking possible, horrible horrible battery life running vista, etc. etc.
For that much money you can get a little convertible tablet that is 100 times more powerful and useful with 3 times the batttery life.


Senior Member
Oct 26, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
I'm going to have to agree with the consensus too big for one and to small for the other. This things is perfect example of bad convergence. Do you really need all the power it takes to run Vista in something this size? I can't see anyone really doing a lot of serious work on it. With the Eee PC not much bigger at a third of the price, I don't see this taking off.


Senior Member
Jun 2, 2007
Lol vista....
Wrong choice , they should have used a linux distro on this thing.
Dont want to start a rant between windows and linux , but linux will run great on lower spec devices.


Senior Member
Jan 26, 2005
The shift is a Nice baby. the price tag may be on the higher as it has been targeted as biz. device. but I do think price will come down very fast. Some guys claimed it can now run full WM6 and soon make phone calls.