Rogers is entering Ultra Mobile PC market in Canada
Marvin Hlavac

Rogers Wireless Inc., the Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider, has partnered with HTC America to bring to Canadian market HTC Shift, an Ultra-Mobile PC based on Windows Vista operating system.

Experience a new era in mobile computing with the HTC Shift. Powerful enough to run Windows Vista® Business, the HTC Shift has the optimal blend of portability and functionality, giving you uncompromised performance while on the move.

HTC Shift features SnapVUE™, an always-on mode that provides you instant access to critical information -- including e-mail previews, local weather, calendar, and SMS -- even if the device is not switched on. Push e-mail gives you instant alerts whenever you have new Outlook® e-mails. Through Wi-Fi or 3G high-speed connectivity, you enjoy the ultimate productivity and highest experience around.

HTC Shift also features a 7-inch touch sensitive screen that slides out and tilts to a comfortable angle. It has a full QWERTY keyboard for convenient messaging and text input. A built-in fingerprint sensor is provided for increased security.


* Always-on access to critical information with HTC SnapVUE™

* Receive instant e-mails with Microsoft® Direct Push technology up to 2 days on battery standby

* Powerful enough to give you the full Windows Vista® experience

* Revolutionary small form factor gives you portability without compromising mobility

* Adjustable 7-inch touch screen

* Mouse buttons and microPadBluetooth® 2.0 and Wi-Fi®

* USB 2.0 connectivity

* Fingerprint sensor
I like the keyboard. However the Shift only runs an 800 Mhz processor. My r2h uses a 900 Mhz processor and Vista Business is a dog on it. I wonder how it will go over?

Marvin Hlavac
Yeah, this was the main reason I didn't buy OQO2 or Sony UX . I'd love something so small, so convenient to take with me everywhere. I'd keep it on my 24/7. But I'm just not certain if the speed would satisfy my needs. Perhaps it would - but for how long...

Nevertheless, I'm happy to see this UMPC marketed here. It may help popularize this form factor.
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