HTC Corp have expanded its product range to include a new mobile computing device.

The HTC Shift brings a new era in mobile computing by combining the power of Windows Vista, Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0, HTC SnapVUE, 3.5G/HSDPA connectivity and always-connected push email into an innovative sliding keyboard design. The HTC Shift is the epitome of extraordinary form, and delivers unparalleled functionality in a sleek, compact design.

Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0 enables improved access and consumption of content through the addition of a new finger-friendly browser, RSS Reader and media player. It also includes Origami Now which gives users one-touch access to the information that’s important to them, including e-mail, calendar, weather and to-do lists on one screen that changes according to the time, the day and even their current location.

The HTC Shift is HTC’s first device to feature the innovative new SnapVUE technology. SnapVUE provides instant access to emails, calendar, SMS messages and contacts without the need to fully boot up the device, helping to conserve power and extend battery life.

With onboard tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, the HTC Shift allows users to link up to any mobile network, and enjoy high-speed internet access anywhere. With Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi, HTC Shift is also a perfect companion with most PCs, notebooks and wireless LAN networks.

Weighing in at just 800g and equipped with a 17.8 cm touch sensitive ‘slide-n-tilt’ screen, the HTC Shift also hides a full QWERTY keyboard. With up to 2 days of battery life on standby, the HTC Shift is the new way to work efficiently and effectively on the move.

Price and availability

The HTC Shift has an RRP of $1,999 and is available now from authorised Brightpoint mobile phone retailers and dealers.

Source: HTC