HTC Shift Spotted and Priced

HTC Shift Spotted and Priced

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:


htc shift

TFT Touchscreen (800×480 pixels, 16M colors)
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Handwriting recognition
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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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12 Responses

  1. I’ve been trailing after these for a long time now since it was announced by HTC last year. HTC Shift has also Windows Mobile 6 as it’s OS along with Vista Business. I think battery life is shorter than most Windows Mobile devices. But the sliding keyboard is really cool and original in it’s concept.

    Never thought that the price would be this high though here in the Philippines…

  2. yuga says:

    That’s 8 inches by 5 inches and 1 inch thick.

  3. jhay says:

    Wow! But at 80K, I’d rather get a black Macbook instead. :P

  4. Norbert says:

    used a prototype of this one a long time ago. its really good for a high end umpc compared to the samsung Q1 umpc. please take note that its not officialy windows mobile 6 in there but HTC SnapVue which is partly made of WM6 components, minus phone etc. think of Snapvue as a high end Windows Vista Sideshow display.
    P87,000 is not the official HTC price because it has not been officially released by HTC to the Philippines. The store that sells it is known to be a smuggler of gray unit PDA/smartphones and tend to price their wares steep.

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