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HTC Shift

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of HTC Shift. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and durability. The performance and portability also get good views. Comments are divided on the design. The battery and size get negative comments.

portability, performance, durability, screen

price, usability, size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Shift is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Shift

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Shift from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC X9500 Shift Ultra Mobile PC (7" LCD, WiFi + 3G, UMTS/HSDPA, 1GB, 40GB, QWERTY)HTC X9500 Shift Ultra Mobile PC (7" LCD, WiFi + 3G, UMTS/HSDPA, 1GB, 40GB, QWERTY)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Shift

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HTC Shift from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability.

portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Shift X9500 Quad Band GSM Cell Phone Mobile Computer - UnlockedHTC Shift X9500 Quad Band GSM Cell Phone Mobile Computer - Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HTC Shift

 

HTC's Shift is yet another UMPC — and another white elephant to add to the pile.

Runs Vista quite well, Supports mobile broadband, Accurate touchscreen

Keys are tiny, Three interfaces present a confusing, ill-thought out presentation, Low battery life, Higher resolution option is simply squashed into a lower one, Heats up noticeably while plugged into the wall, Many dedicated devices are cheaper and...

May, 2008

Expert review by: D Dumas (wired.com)

Review: HTC Shift

 

Ultra-mobile PCs are the awkward middle children of gadgets. They're constantly trying to assume the notable attributes of their older and younger siblings, but almost...

Built-in CDMA WWAN radio, which lets you access Sprint’s data network when out of WiFi range. Microsoft Origami software offers a decent touchscreen experience

Truly horrendous keyboard makes typing anything but short burst messages out of the question. Performance slower than a tortoise full of rigor mortis. No ethernet jack. One USB port. Wrapped in tacky leather. Way overpriced

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

 

HTC have made a name for themselves with capable, business-friendly smartphones, and when back in March 2007 they first suggested they were turning their hand to the UMPC market there was no shortage of interest. Boasting full Windows Vista support, as...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

HTC Shift review:

 

Since their inception, UMPCs and other tiny Internet tablets have occupied an uncomfortable middle ground between smartphone and laptop --and an even more uncomfortable high ground when it came to price. The HTC Shift is no exception: the CDMA-equipped...

Includes Sprint WWAN; strong performance for a UMPC; multitude of input options; display toggles between two resolutions; sliding display reveals QWERTY keyboard; useful dashboard and Origami Experience software.

Far too expensive; short battery life when running Windows; tiny keyboard makes typing awkward; unremovable leather folio; loud fan.

The HTC Shift's small size raises some usability issues, and its battery life doesn't match what we'd expect from such a portable device. However, our primary complaint about the Shift is its remarkably high price.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

HTC Shift X9000

 

HTC's first mobile PC (barely) justifies its premium by delivering push e-mail and blazing mobile broadband in a travel-friendly design.

Sharp and responsive touchscreen ; Can access push e-mail without booting Windows ; Excellent Origami 2.0 Web browser ; Built-in EV-DO

Cramped keyboard ; Sluggish CPU ; Short battery life ; Weak Wi-Fi range

The Shift X9000 is a valiant first effort from HTC. It provides the best surfing experience of any UMPC, and we prefer the design of this device to both the OQO model 02 (whose smaller 5-inch display requires a fair amount of zooming) and the Samsung...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HTC Shift

 

Like a tablet PC, the Shift offers touch-screen capabilities. You can use the included stylus or your fingers to navigate the bright 7-inch screen. (Most tablets in the industry work better with Wacom-enabled screens and pens over touch input, because...

Push e-mail. Can shift between two operating systems. Multiple wireless options. Svelte design. Convertible tablet. QWERTY keyboard. Slim and light

Lacks voice capabilities. Slow UMPC parts. Touch screen is not as nice as a Wacom-enabled screen. Too expensive. Uncomfortable stylus. Wi-Fi throughput was less than spectacular. RAM is not upgradable ; Watch the HTC Shift Video Review

The HTC Shift is part smartphone, part tablet, and part laptop, but it doesn't really excel as any of those things.

Expert review by: Shanna James (brighthub.com)

HTC Shift Review

 

Read this review before you purchase an HTC Shift. This is a cross between a smartphone and a laptop but is it powerful enough for the job? If you have already bought it; learn more about your device with this detailed review.

The HTC Shift is a truly portable device but its lack of power behind the Windows Vista Business OS is a great letdown. It has a very touch friendly display and interface, a great keyboard and additional handwriting recognition software. Most users...

May, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

HTC Shift

 

The HTC Shift is classified as an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC), and is designed to fill the void between a smartphone and a laptop. Think of it as a true mobile office. One of the striking elements of the HTC Shift is its minimalist design....

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: HTC Shift

 

An excellent UMPC but limited by price and technology.

Good overall ergonomics, including controls ; SnapVUE is genuinely helpful ; Very simple, always-present 3G and Wi-Fi Internet access ; Surprisingly fast for a Vista-based UMPC ; Good expansion, including a bundled USB hub

Prohibitively expensive to buy and maintain ; Very short battery life with few options to extend it ; Long load times for Vista and some apps ; Relatively heavy; unwieldy for some purposes

HTC has been a veteran of smartphones but has only just recently ventured into handheld computers, and the Shift represents its first full-fledged attempt at an ultra-mobile PC. The system promises to take all of HTC's experience with handsets and t

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Leckness (mobilitysite.com)

Review: HTC Shift from Sprint

 

Product: HTC Shift CDMA version Vendor: Sprint Price: $1499 from Amazon Reviewer: Stephen Borders (badersk) Rating: 8.5 of 10 I know What you are

May, 2008

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