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Will the HTC Shift become the ultimate mobile productivity device?

HTC (High Tech Computer) is the premier manufacturer of Windows Mobile devices and back in March they shocked me a bit with the announcement of the HTC Shift ultra-portable Windows PC. Hugo Ortega is one of the luckiest gadget enthusiasts in the world as I believe he is the first guy to get his hands on the device and posted a very informative and thorough video over at GottaBeMobile.com. It also came to light that the HTC Shift is not only a full Windows Vista PC, but also a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device and there is a quick switch button to toggle between the two operating systems. Hugo stated you can get a mind-blowing 7 days of battery life out of the Windows Mobile side, but we'll have to see that tested for me to truly grasp that number. It looks like HTC is entering the ultra portable PC game with a bang and all the other manufacturers will definitely want to take a good hard look at the device as it appears that the Shift sets the new standard.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

HTC (High Tech Computer) is the premier manufacturer of Windows Mobile devices and back in March they shocked me a bit with the announcement of the HTC Shift ultra-portable Windows PC. Hugo Ortega is one of the luckiest gadget enthusiasts in the world as I believe he is the first guy to get his hands on the device and posted a very informative and thorough video over at GottaBeMobile.com. It also came to light that the HTC Shift is not only a full Windows Vista PC, but also a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device and there is a quick switch button to toggle between the two operating systems. Hugo stated you can get a mind-blowing 7 days of battery life out of the Windows Mobile side, but we'll have to see that tested for me to truly grasp that number. It looks like HTC is entering the ultra portable PC game with a bang and all the other manufacturers will definitely want to take a good hard look at the device as it appears that the Shift sets the new standard.

The Windows Vista specs include an Intel Santa Rosa A110 processor, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, BT/WiFi/HSDPA (data only), web cam, biometrics, 7 inch widescreen touch display and more. The Windows Mobile side of the device includes a Qualcomm 400 MHz processor, 64MB RAM, and more. There are some basic details and specs on the HTC website too. If you are interested on mobile productivity I highly recommend you check out Hugo's video and start saving up your money. There is no pricing or availability information yet, but we may see it in early Fall.

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