Today High Tech Computer HTC announced the expansion of its product portfolio to include two new groundbreaking computing devices that focus on providing users with the definitive mobile computer experience.
The HTC Shift brings the full power of Windows Vista and advanced wireless connectivity into an innovative and compact design that is sure to create a new paradigm for mobile computing. The HTC Advantage delivers extreme portability that leverages the mobile office strengths of Windows Mobile 6 and advanced wireless connectivity in one of the smallest mobile computer designs available.
With nearly a decade of experience designing and building pioneering smartphones, HTC is extending its mobile convergence leadership into a new mobile computing category created by the introduction of the HTC Shift and HTC Advantage. The company is now doing for mobile computing what it did for mobile phones, adding powerful functionality and advanced connectivity in compact and innovative designs. 　 HTC Shift Unveiled at CTIA, the HTC Shift combines the power of Windows Vista with an innovative QWERTY-based keyboard design and 3G-connectivity. The days of compromising productivity for portability are gone. The HTC Shift provides all the power, functionality and connectivity the busy professional needs in a sleek design that is half the size and a fraction of the weight of what they lug around today. Similar in size to a couple of DVD cases, the HTC Shift comes with Windows Vista Business, includes a brilliant 7-inch widescreen touch display and a 30-gigabyte hard drive. Packed with advanced connectivity, the HTC Shift features high-speed global connectivity with Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. A multimedia maven, the HTC Shift leverages Windows Media Player 11 to provide easy access to music, videos and photos. 　 HTC Advantage
Developed from the ground up to be extremely portable, the HTC Advantage liberates the traveling executive from their bulky notebook PC. The HTC Advantage packs powerful productivity features into a unique and innovative design that is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or purse. Based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, the HTC Advantage includes Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile for quick access to email, calendar and contacts and Microsoft Office Mobile enabling the creation and editing of Microsoft Office documents. The HTC Advantage includes a thin, magnetically connected QWERTY keyboard and advanced connectivity with Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. In addition, the HTC Advantage enables powerful navigation capabilities with built-in GPS navigation.
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard with Direct Push Technology 624 MHz CPU Built-in 8GB hard drive with miniSD expansion slot Laptop-style experience with a huge 5-inch touch screen display and detachable QWERTY keyboard Always ?on?, connect to your office, watch videos or listen to music anywhere Built-in GPS Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash HTC VueFLO for easy navigation TV Out lets you output screen contents to an external viewing device
Processor: 624 MHz CPU with ATi Graphic Chip W2284 Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional Memory: ROM: 256 MB RAM: 128 MB SDRAM Dimension: 133.5 mm (L) x 98 mm (W) x 16 mm (T) Thickness with keyboard: 20 mm Weight: 359g (with battery) Display: 5? transmissive TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs, touch-sensitive screen Network: HSDPA/UMTS (2100 MHz for Europe, 850/1900 MHz for USA) Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz HTC VueFLO motion sensor assisted browsing experience Keyboard: Dual usage QWERTY keyboard for text input and display protection Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g HTC ExtUSB(11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one) HTC proprietary 16-pin combined port (USB 1.1 host/VGA and TV Out) Camera: 3 mega-pixel camera with autofocus and flash light Audio Built-in/Dual, Hands-free (microphone and speaker) Headphone: AMR/AAC/WAV/WMA/MP3 codec Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 2200 mAh Standby time: Up to 300 hours (for GSM/UMTS) Talk time (Screen off): Up to 5.5 hours for GSM Up to 4.5 hours for UMTS Expansion Slot miniSD (Hot swap and SDHC compatible) AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5V and 1A
Pricing and Availability The HTC Advantage will be available through Amazon.com and other retailers this summer. The HTC Shift will be available in the US and Europe in Q3 2007. Additional details, including specifications, pricing and availability will be announced when available.