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The HTC Shift is enhanced with Microsoft's Origami Experience 2.0: a software suite designed around Windows Vista that provides you with immediate access to crucial information and applications you need. Origami Central brings together your favorite media such as music, videos, pictures, programs, news feeds and web browsing in one location for quick access. Origami Now gives you one-touch access to e-mail, calendar, RSS feeds, weather and to-do lists, ensuring that important information is organized and available for immediate viewing.
Experience a new era in mobile computing with the HTC Shift ultra-mobile PC (UMPC), featuring the power and connectivity the travelling, busy professional needs. You'll be able to stay in close contact for all your business and personal needs using Sprint's always-connected 3.5G CDMA/EVDO Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and features true push email (optional service required). You'll also be able to log onto open Wi-Fi networks with its 54g connectivity (802.11b/g). Harnessing the power of Windows Vista Business and Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0, the HTC Shift blends advanced wireless connectivity with a sleek design that is half the size and a fraction of the weight of a standard notebook.
The HTC Shift provides the best of both worlds--a 7-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.
The always-on push email ensure that you have instant access to your Outlook emails without having to boot to the operating system, and the long standby time--up to 2 days while using push email--ensures you'll stay on top of all your business needs. You can be sure that your data is safe with the built-in biometric sensor and software, which allows you to log into the Shift using your fingerprints.
The HTC Shift features the power and connectivity the travelling, busy professional needs. This is the first device to feature HTC's innovative new SnapVUE technology, which provides instant access to emails, calendar, SMS messages, and contacts without the need to fully boot up the device--helping to conserve power and extend battery life. It's also a great multimedia companion, utilizing Windows Media Player 11 to provide easy access to music, videos and photos.
The 7-inch touchscreen can switch between two resolutions--800 x 480 for menu navigation and 1024 x 600 for easier Web browsing, and the Shift includes a toggle button along the right side of the bezel to enable quick resolution switching. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT).
In tablet mode, you can navigate the touchscreen via your finger or the included stylus, or by using the integrated "micropad" touchpad on the right side of the screen and pressing buttons on the left side of the bezel to mimic the use of a mouse. The screen shifts up to reveal the QWERTY keyboard, and it can be tilted up so that it resembles a small laptop.
Features and Specifications
The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network offers advanced connectivity and fast connection speeds that reach more than 13,453 cities and 1,321 airports, enabling you to use the HTC Shift just about anywhere across the nation.
The Windows Vista Business operating system is designed to meet the needs of business organizations of all sizes. For small businesses, Windows Vista Business will help keep PCs running smoothly and more securely so you will be less reliant on dedicated IT support. For larger organizations, Windows Vista Business provides dramatic new infrastructure improvements, enabling your IT staff to spend less time focused on the day-to-day maintenance of PCs. An array of sophisticated new backup technologies helps protect your information even in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. And Windows Vista Business has a new user interface, named Windows Aero, which is designed to deliver new levels of efficiency for any business user. This new interface makes it easy to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. For instance, Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional, real-time, animated view of all your open applications and documents.
Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.
What's in the Box
This package includes the HTC Shift UMPC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, wall charger, and printed operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty.