Today, HTC and Rogers Wireless announced the HTC Shift, the world?s first mobile PC with push email, will be released in Canada. Harnessing the power of Windows Vista and Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0, the HTC Shift blends advanced wireless connectivity through the high-speed of Rogers? 3G HSPA network.
Featuring a sleek design that is half the size and a fraction of the weight of a standard notebook, the HTC Shift incorporates HTC?s innovative new SnapVUE technology. SnapVUE provides instant access to emails, calendar, and contacts, without the need to fully boot up the device, which helps conserve power and extend battery life. Also a great multimedia companion, the HTC Shift utilizes Windows Media Player 11 to provide easy access to music, videos and photos.
In addition, HTC and Rogers will be announcing a new software update to customers within three months. This update will feature navigation capabilities through TeleNav including GPS connectivity. Other specs and features include the following:
- 7" touch sensitive 'slide-n-tilt' screen - Windows Vista Business edition - Front Facing camera for video conferencing - Biometric finger print scanner - 40-gigabyte hard drive - Light weight at 1.8 pounds - Integrated 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity - Operates on the Rogers Wireless network and Tri-band HSPA - Bluetooth 2.0
The HTC Shift is available for purchase in Canada today sold at select Rogers Wireless retail locations for an approximate retail price of $1,599.99 based on a three year term with a minimum $50 Flex Rate Data Plan. For more information on the HTC Shift, please visit www.rogers.com/shift. Below you will find the press release for your reference.