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.
Receive instant updates with always-on push email 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 Size: 207mm x 129mm x 25mm Weight: 800g with battery