Hello all! I know it's been awhile, but we have ALOT to cover so let's get a move on, shall we?
The big news (for the minute at least) is that 3 phones currently on Cingular/AT&T will be upgradable to WM6. They are: the Treo 750; Cingular 8525; and the Samsung Blackjack. No luck then for my 8125 I guess. (Thanks to Engadget Mobile for the snippet.)
My, my, HTC. What would we do without you? So much HTC news to cover, it's becoming a dizzying array of codenames, so please bear with me, and please, if you see a mistake, feel free to let me know.
HTC released the HTC Shift today. The press release says:
"Unveiled at CTIA, the HTC Shift combines the power of Windows Vista with an innovative QWERTY-based keyboard design and 3G-connectivity. The days of compromising productivity for portability are gone. The HTC Shift provides all the power, functionality and connectivity the busy professional needs in a sleek design that is half the size and a fraction of the weight of what they lug around today. Similar in size to a couple of DVD cases, the HTC Shift comes with Windows Vista Business, includes a brilliant 7-inch widescreen touch display and a 30-gigabyte hard drive. Packed with advanced connectivity, the HTC Shift features high-speed global connectivity with Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. A multimedia maven, the HTC Shift leverages Windows Media Player 11 to provide easy access to music, videos and photos."
HTC also out-did themselves today by taking the wraps off of the Advantage...in the United States! Engadget got a hold of one and you can see it in all it's glory here. I personally don't really like the way the device looks (the keyboard), but the functionality is the key. I'll hold my full judgment until I can hold one in my own hands.
Alot of people now seems to be a little confused as to which is which, the Shift and the Advantage. Plainly put, the Advantage is of the "smartphone" breed, while the Shift is more of the UMPC genre.
That's it for now, Part 2 will be up hopefully tomarrow. Happy reading!