What do you all think about the HTC Shift?

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Postby ArchiMark » Fri Jun 29, 2007 05:09

computercowboy wrote:The shift has a VIA CPU, that plus the UMPC resolution screen kills it for me. The UX is the only small device I have seen with a decent resolution.

What business does VIA have thinking they can make CPU's, VIA has got to be the crappiest company in the game, worse than SiS even. Absolute garbage products.

What about Transmeta????

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Postby bnycastro » Fri Jun 29, 2007 06:11

iirc the shift will use intel's new mobile platform if you google for htc shift specs you'll see them in the results. the chipsets are slow though 800Mhz dunno how that would work, cause I feel the 1.2ghz ulv on my ux280p is already under powered for vista. I guess we'll know when the shift goes to market what the real specs are. I do hope the processor is not just able to run vista but able to run it well.

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Postby MathProfJohnson » Sun Aug 12, 2007 15:35

Hugo Ortega on GottaBeMobile.com has dome a 30 minute review on the device. I must admit, I was drooling a little bit :) I don't know when it will be available or the price point, but I am interested!

In order of preference

Fujitsu u810 w/Vista, AT&T 3G :D
OQO 02 better w/Vista, Verizon EVDO A :eek:
Acer Aspire One XP Light, AT&T 3G
HP TC1100 (w/Vista)
Samsung Q1-U (w/Vista) :rolleyes: For sale
Sony UX280P (w/Vista)- Core Solo U1400, 1.2 GHZ, 1GB Ram, 40 GD HDD :o For sale

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Postby pr1uk » Sat Nov 03, 2007 06:52

Looks very good to me i already have a HTC 7500 and you just place a data sim in and it goes online but running mobile windows it lacks java support so sites needing java are out. The Shift will run windows vista so java should not be a problem and again it will go online using a data (not a modem account) sim unlike the UX280p so i for one will be trying to sell my sony and save to buy a HTC Shift. For me this as to be the next must have for mobile internet access, i cant wait.

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Postby pr1uk » Mon Jan 07, 2008 21:09

now the SONY UX480p with updated drivers works with EDGE i think its better hen the shift


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Postby computercowboy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 17:07

the shift is 800x480 right?

1024X600 just barely cuts it.

I will be adding the x7501 to my collection and keeping the UX390n.

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Postby Aussie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 17:24

Yucko! Not my thing that's for sure. I'd prefer an oqo to that any day.
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Postby kanna84 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 08:05

Simply the best mobile.. My aunt also using this mobile for her business.. Its very nice for voice clarity... Also she was unlocked it last week from here http://www.mobileunlocksolutions.com/ with Vodafone network.. She got that site from me.. Already i got this site for my mobile unlock process..

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Postby Stone » Sun Aug 22, 2010 09:08

Well, I've been playing around with all kind of umpc's: starting with HTC Athena (X7500), going through UX180p, then UX380n and finally the HTC Shift (x9500/Shangrila). The finest from all is no doubt, the UX380n! But, in matter of working daily with (office, internet browser, adobe), the Shift is the one that beats all the others. I don't really understand (maybe costs matter and even so, a more than 1000€ at the time of release was already too much for such device) why HTC didn't assemble a Core Solo Intel! Even for UX series (and they are faster than any other umpc on the market at this time) the Core Solo is not for Vista / W7! And, the battery life on Shift is simply a joke (less than 2 hours on Vista/W7 side)!
Overall, even with the power horse of UX and the cons on the Shift, I have to stick with HTC; it has the keyboard (a very good one, instead UX's keyboard is a joke), it has GPS capabilities, it has PHONE (just put a SIM and you're good to make phone calls and access internet), it has SD slot and it has WinMo side (even sometimes I see this second OS as being useless).


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Postby darkerx » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:27

Hum... my UX has phone also...
UX490: 'Anh's Design'=U7700/ 128gbssd/ quad-boot(MacosX/W7/Vista/XP)/ cellphone-voice /7.2mbps modem
UX280P: overclocked prototype of the 490
UX1XN: stock=>TVset for my 22 months old daughter
3 Jornada HP728/HP 720: gps/wifi/webcam/etc. dead/closed architecture

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