to be honest if it's true 1700$ for this then i might has well buy a gameing laptop for that price because this is to big to but in the pocket anyways and it's a small laptop no different from anything right ?
For those of you that are asking:
1. This is not a phone but a UMPC with phone function. Google for UMPC or Origami to know.
2. You will not use this as your desktop PC but your mobile companion to read your mails, surf the web and take your calls.
3. You will not install Battlefield2 on this, but your basic office software.
4. You will load it with all your movies and MP3 files to kill those awfull waiting moments.
5. You will not hold it to your head but always use a bluetooth headset to received and make calls. A stereo headset is a must.
6. You will be able to connect an external usb keyboard and monitor to write that long mail, or documents.
7. You will not put this in your pocket but in a sleeve with a wrist wrap.
8. You will not shutdown this device, but always put it to Sleep. Vista resumes sleep in 2 seconds.
8. This is meant for managers, lawyers, doctors, geeks-on-the-run, and students with rich parents ;-))
If you want a phone, please go look somewhere else, this is the device that we mobile warriors have been waiting for. My only fear is that the price that will be a murder! I hope others will follow HTC with a hybrid device like this, competition is good for the enduser's money.
I think that this is more of a second-sim-card-for-browsing kind of a computer. I mean it's huge for a phone, but looks like something that an executive would buy a second sim card and plan for, so that s/he can have mobile internet wherever s/he goes.
As far as DVD players/etc go, this has to be a light and portable device, and since it has USB and BT you will be able to connect pretty much anything to it anyway. Plus there might even be a proprietary slot for things like that.
30mm thick? Hooo.. It's not like a phone. Look like your carry a laptop put it near your ears and talk. The weight won't less than 500g and the battery for working time won't much than 3h, it'll ask for a charger soon. Better by a 8" laptop and a 3g phone. So u won't ashame while u've phone calls :).
no doubt, this phone is best ever made...only thing is tht it shd hav bluray drive, thn d phone will surely kick out nokia....bluray technology has been introduced in one of SPICE mobile
Verging on a VERY expensive laptop now... is there really a need for this all to be integrated...
thats increadable gadjet... its ... a little-little notebook:) i like it very much :)
Just got few Info on this Phone...
This product will be in stock on Last week of September, 2007 with the Price Tag of 1,700$ Unlocked version. Probably Few Hundred Dollors less along with the plan..
No Wonder every Project Managers, CEO's , COO's, Architects, Doctors, Advocates..etc would be Holding this device. Gosh..nothing replaces this device as of now.
definitly cool id like to play with it...but its definitly more about showing off than about practical use...its a nice glimpse into the future though
this really blows nokia out of the water. this is what their umpc shouldv been
htc shift is very cute, pc with gsm facility is sure a show stopper. when will it be availiable in the market?
First of all please somebody mail me the exact available date, am really eager to buy the prodcut and see its amazingness.
This is an excellent product for those who are in Project Manager in IT support team instead of going for Blackberry, this is all in one fantastict product.
But one thing until we buy the product and use we cannot comments anything espeically about battery life.
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weel any one know CEO of HTC, hope its Indian. If you know name...pls tell me...
haider offcourse its far better then n95 but n95 weights 120grams and this is gonna be at least 500grams and u cant hold this in pocket.Its a beast but not a mobile phone, its more of a mini laptop with gsm funcionality.