The HTC Shift is like a smartphone that evolved into a laptop (UMPC). We spotted one on display at Park Square 1 the other day. See specs and price after the jump.
Let’s be clear first — the HTC Shift is not really a phone despite its quad band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) and 3G (HSDPA 850/1900/2100) connectivity. It can only do data and not voice (SMS and IM is available though). Released just this February 2008, it has the ff. specs:
TFT Touchscreen (800×480 pixels, 16M colors)
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
1 GB RAM, 128 MB ROM
40/80 GB HDD drive
Intel Stealey 800MHz processor
HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Microsoft Vista Business and SnapVUE OS
207 x 129 x 25 mm (8.15 x 5.1 x 0.98 inch)
It has a front-facing VGA camera for video conferencing (640×480), Bluetooth and USB ports running on Li-Po (Lithium polymer 2700 mAh). And the price — a cool Php87,000.