HTC Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, the Shift

Fareed Mahdi
Cell Phone Editor
Published: March 26, 2007

HTC is known for making only Windows Mobile devices until now. Not coming from HTC directly, a little rumors started circulating about HTC releasing a UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC). UMPC stands for Ultra Mobile Personal Computer. UMPC's are a new form of tablet PC's which are meant to be very small in size but still have all the capability of a computer. Newer UMPC's are being released with Windows Vista and powerful processors but don't expect 5 GHz because battery life would not be sufficient.  Most UMPC's use low voltage processors around 1-2 GHz for optimal battery life.

Now there have been pictures posted on the internet of the HTC UMPC code named HTC SHIFT. The name is perfect for the product because HTC is shifting into the new UMPC market which is getting more and more popular.


The HTC SHIFT will offer Quad-Band GSM support, a feature that no other UMPC currently offers. The Shift will also offer the following features:

  • 7" touchscreen display
  • 30 GB hard drive
  • UMTS and HSDPA

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