Just called HTC Support here in norway. The device is coming to this cold country in about two weeks. So i called them and asked them about the VOICE calling on the Shift and support guy said "IT HAS NO VOICE CALL". So there you got it , called them 10 mins ago and thats what they said. (you can still make calls via skype).
Official Specs of HTC Shift
Intel® Processor A110, 800MHz
Windows Vista® Business
RAM: 1GB DDR2 microDIMM RAM
Hard Disk 1.8-inch 40 GB hard disk with G-
Sensor shock protection
207 mm (L) x 129 mm (W) x 25 mm (T)
800g with battery
7-inch, 800 x 480 TFT-LCD display with adjustable screen angle and touch-sensitive screen
HSDPA/UMTS: Tri-band 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
HSDPA: Up to 3.6Mbps for download and 384kbps for upload UMTS: Up to 384kbps for download and upload
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz (The device will operate on frequencies available from the cellular network)
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Mouse Control Left/right mouse buttons and microPad
Bluetooth® 2.0, Wi-Fi® (IEEE 802.11 b/g)
I/O Ports 1 USB 2.0, VGA out, and 3.5mm stereo audio out with microphone
Card Slots 1.8/3V USIM/SIM card slot
SDIO slot with hotswap functionality
Security Fingerprint sensor
Web Camera Color CMOS VGA camera for videoconferencing
Audio Built-in microphone and dual speakers
Battery 2700 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery
Windows Vista® operating time: Up to 2 hours
SnapVUE™ standby time (push e-mail enabled):
Up to 53 hours
SnapVUE™ standby time (push e-mail disabled): Up to 10 days
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 90 ~ 265V AC, 47/63Hz
DC output: 12Vdc, 3A max
SO CONCLUSION: IT SUPPORTS MOBILE OPERATIONS AND YES YOU CAN MAKE CALLLS
Based on the official specs from htc it does support quad band besides hsdpa.
is there any pocket pc that support talyy acconting programe i m in africa n it is not easy to carry laptop so i m loooking pocket pc that support talyy so im can take my accounts with me thanks and is there any laptop smallest size that can fit in my pocket thanx
I dont really think its very handy used as a phone, a laptop would be definately better
Official word for this device at the moment is that it will not support a phone feature.
It won't work as a GSM / 3 G phone for voice calls , the SIM slot is just for GSM/EDGE/3G/HSDPA - data transfer , if service is offered by the mobile provider
Alrite, Confirmed that Shift has mobile phone features.
Copy Paste The above link and see that in the specifications. It does have a SIM card slot.
It says Quadband GSM support. Now why would it have that if it were not to make phone calls with.
Correct me if wrong.
Well looking at "2008-02-13 01:54 4PHD"'s entry. It would appear that it does make phone calls, but I just got off the phone with HTC teck support in the US and I was told that it will not make phone calls. This is a very confusing area that I think now it doesn't matter what we the people think it does until it comes out and we have confirmed proof that it either does or does not.
Me personally, I need a phone and a computer in one. I really hope it does do both.