Wednesday, March 19, 2008

HTC Shift Rides Sprint's CDMA-EVDO

HTC Corp. announced U.S. availability of its "Shift" device, a compact device that is half the size and a fraction of the weight of a standard notebook and uses Windows Vista and Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0. The HTC Shift operates over the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The company claims up to three days of battery life. It also features HTC's new "SnapVUE" technology, which provides instant access to emails, calendar, SMS messages and contacts, without the need to fully boot up the device. The touch-sensitive screen measures 7". It includes a 40 GB HDD, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity and weighs 1.8 pounds. MSRP is $1,499.