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HTC Shift Mobile Computer Overview

The HTC Shift brings a new era in mobile computing by combining the power of Windows Vista®, 3.5G/HSDPA connectivity and always-connected push email into an innovative sliding keyboard design. The HTC Shift is the epitome of extraordinary form, and delivers unparalleled functionality in a sleek and compact design.

Perfect Balance and Breakthrough in Technology
Available in Sophisticated Silver, the HTC Shift is the essence of design, an optimum blend of portability and functionality in a sleek, light-weight form factor and is extraordinarily light at only 800g. It is also the world’s first device to combine Direct Push email with Microsoft Windows Vista®.

Shape, Form and Battery Life
207 mm (L) x 129 mm (W) x 25 mm (T), Weight: 800g (with battery). The battery life is rated at up to 2 days of standby operation.

Complete Connectivity
Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 2.0

A New Era in Mobile Computing
The HTC Shift has all the power needed to run Microsoft Windows Vista® and all your important applications. The brand new HTC SnapVUE™ provides you with instant access to critical information independently, without the need to boot up Vista.

Productivity Without Compromise
Slide and tilt the expansive 7-inch touch screen aside to access a full QWERTY keyboard, allowing an unrivalled computing environment wherever you are.

Under the Hood
Powering the HTC Shift is an Intel® Processor A110, 800 MHz, a Qualcomm® MSM 7200, 400MHz, 1GB RAM and 1.8” 40GB hard disk.

Pricing & Availability
The HTC Shift will be available from March at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM 5,499 (US$ 1,669).


HTC Shift Specifications


• 800 MHz Intel® Processor A110
• 400 MHz Qualcomm® MSM 7200

Operating System

• Windows Vista® Business


• RAM : 1GB DDR2 microDIMM RAM for Vista + 64 MB for SnapVUE™
• ROM : 128 MB for SnapVUE™


• 207 mm long
• 129 mm wide
• 25 mm thick


• 800g (with battery)


• 7 " TFT-LCD display with adjustable screen angle and touch-sensitive screen
• Resolution of 800 x 480


• HSDPA/UMTS : Tri-band 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
• HSDPA : Up to 3.6Mbps for download and 384kbps for upload
• UMTS : Up to 384kbps for download and upload
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE : Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Mouse Control

• Left/right mouse buttons and microPad


• Slide-out QWERTY keyboard


• Bluetooth® 2.0
• Wi-Fi® IEEE 802.11 b/g


• Color CMOS VGA camera for videoconferencing


• Built-in microphone and dual speakers


• 2,700 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
• Windows Vista® operating time: Up to 2 hours
• SnapVUE™ standby time (push e-mail enabled): Up to 53 hours
• SnapVUE™ standby time (push e-mail disabled): Up to 10 days

Hard Disk

• 1.8" 40 GB

I/O Ports

• USB 2.0
• VGA out
• 3.5mm stereo audio out with microphone

Card Slots

• 1.8/3.0 V USIM/SIM card slot
• SDIO slot with hotswap functionality


• Fingerprint Sensor

A/C Adapter

• Voltage range/frequency: 90~ 265 V AC, 47/63 Hz
• DC output: 12 V DC, 3 A max

Bundled Applications

• HTC SnapVue™ (giving up-to-date weather information, SMS messaging and a Direct Push function)
• Office 2007 trial version (60 days)
• Anti-Virus software trial version: PC Cillin 2007 (90 days)

Suggested Retail Price (S.R.P)

• RM 5,499
• US$ 1,669


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