What do you all think about the HTC Shift?

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Postby bnycastro » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:12

the kojinsha isn't touch screen right?
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Postby bnycastro » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:20

also the kojinsha doesn't have built in WAN [wide area networking i.e. gprs/edge/umts] i'm looking at the flybook v5 which looks like a nice competitor to the shift.
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yes it is

Postby giant » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:36

bnycastro wrote:the kojinsha isn't touch screen right?


The first one did not have but the second one does.

Check the link
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/kohjinsha-sa1f00v-7-tablet-umpc-adds-touchscreen-still-as-slow-as-before-254409.php
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No it doesn't

Postby giant » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:39

bnycastro wrote:also the kojinsha doesn't have built in WAN [wide area networking i.e. gprs/edge/umts] i'm looking at the flybook v5 which looks like a nice competitor to the shift.


...do you fund WAN useful..isn't it slow?..
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Postby bnycastro » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:16

it is slow but when there is no wifi hotspot available then what choice do you have? i would rather have it as an option than not have it at all. the shift will have umts which is faster than edge/gprs on my ux280p.
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Postby MeanSquare » Thu Jun 07, 2007 13:20

I'll look at it seriously after it's out. I'd like to see some performance data.
That said, I probably won't switch. I don't see anything incredibly compelling features (compared to the UX) that would "force" a switch.

The larger display would be nice.
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How About HTC Advantage?

Postby itsivan » Thu Jun 07, 2007 21:22

http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_x7501.htm

This is not really a window PC but rather a windowmobile PPC. However, it works as a phone, too. And its 5" screen won't cut much corner.

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For me it is all about two things

Postby giant » Fri Jun 08, 2007 02:12

...the most important things for me are
1) Portability
2) Battery

So i solve both by having a Palm, UX and a PSP.

While I have hacked everything to do many things - I find these are the main uses for me.

Palm - use with foldable keyboard to take notes at meetings.
PSP - music, games and movies. Great battery life and great controls for games.
UX
- wi-fi internet (good at airports especially)
- Financial software (work, using import and export plus XP Syncro Power Toy) I connect to the office network to get word and software data with the dongle then take it home and plug it into the port replicator which is set-up at home with a keyboard, screen and speakers. So I am carrying it every day.
- internet at home (network with my wife).

I usually know what to bring, usually I do not bring all 3. These days the Palm stays at home.

For me the HTC full keyboard makes it too big since I only use the keyboard on the go for internet surfing (plus I have a few on-screen keyboards as well). I would not do any business typing on a keyboard like that!

My 2 cents anyway.
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Postby Davey » Tue Jun 26, 2007 23:05

I agree I have a HTC pocket PC phone which is great as a PIM with a reasonable battery life and instant on - people just don't like to wait while you check diaries these days

as it is it is about as big as I want to use as a phone.....a umpc as big as a pocket pc with 24 hour battery and perfect voice recog is what I would love....

problem is that battery tech is not there yet I feel....

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Postby computercowboy » Fri Jun 29, 2007 05:07

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.


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