The HTC Shift Ultra Mobile PC is one of the new devices in the company's fall lineup. We've already heard about this device already this year but today HTC announced a firm launch date and some extra information about the device.
The Shift will be available across Europe in November and will feature SnapVUE and Windows Vista Business. HTC's new SnapVUE technology allows you to check your e-mails, SMS messages, contacts and calendar without needing to fully boot up the device.
HTC says that the Shift has a 53 hours standby time (or up to 11 days with push e-mail disabled) but unfortunately the 2700 mAh li-ion polymer battery can only power the Vista operating system for up to 2 hours.
The 3G/HSDPA gadget features a Intel Stealey 800MHz processor, 945GMS + ICH7U chipset, Qualcomm MSM 7200 400MHz chip, 1GB DDR2 microDIMM memory for Vista and 64MB for SnapVUE, 128MB ROM, a 40GB or 60GB 1.8" HDD, a 7" touchscreen display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b/g WiFi, USB 2.0, VGA out, a 3.5mm jack, fingerprint sensor, a VGA webcam, microphone and dual speakers.
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Incredible 2 days standby battery life ensures the HTC Shift won't let you down while you're on the move
Instant access to key information at the touch of a button with HTC SnapVUE
Revolutionary small form factor gives you portability without compromising mobility
Powerful enough to provide you with the full Windows Vista experience