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Thread: HTC Shift and BB 8820 show up on HUP list

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    HTC Shift and BB 8820 show up on HUP list

    Today I noticed two new phones on the Rogers Sales Central HUP list

    HTC Shift
    http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=596

    This device showed up at a price of $1,724.99! on a 3yr without data. Good thing we get that $50 mail in.


    Blackberry 8820 (8800 with wifi)
    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices...d=H0,C201,P563

    Price was $474.99 on 3yr without data, plus the $50 back after mail in.



    Thoughts?

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    They have been there along with the N95 since about Thursday or Friday. I noticed them when I was doing someones hup.

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    Geez, the Shift.. is it a phone or laptop??


    My collection- BB: 8100, 8220, 8830, 8800, 8900, 9300, 9630. LG: GR500, TE365, TU720. MT: K1, XT910. NK: n97 mini, 6101. SE: c510, w810, w580, w380, s710. SGH: D807, P207, GT-i9100, GT-i317.

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    Its both, but you would look really funny with it on your ear.

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    Shift is a nice device, but not a day to day phone!

    8820 -makes sense, given that UMA is close to launch.

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    The HTC Shift is the HTC Advantage 7500 on steroids! I believe it runs WinXP/Vista, correct me if I'm wrong...

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    If Robbers charge 1725 for shift, I may as well get a MBA.

    "CRACKBERRY" Webster's 2006 word of the year
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    Shift promo pricing is $1599.99 on a 3 year $50+ data plan.

    You are looking at Tier 5 pricing, before $25 rebate or data.
    If you add the data plan it will be $1625-$50 mail in rebate.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutboy
    I believe it runs WinXP/Vista, correct me if I'm wrong...
    They say it's powerful enough to run Vista.

    I want pics of the first person who buys it and uses it as a phone (unless it comes with a BT headset).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomtom
    If Robbers charge 1725 for shift, I may as well get a MBA.
    Ha ha except for the fact that the MacBook Air cannot access the network...
    Oh wait with Rogers data rates neither can the shift...




    nevermind...

    On topic... what is the deal with the shift - is it supposed to be like the N800 but with phone functions. Or a laptop that you can talk on...
    strange device

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    A nice detail review of the HTC Shift. from Tablet PC review. After reading the review, my comment to potential buyers - Lower your expectation.

    http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1150

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomtom
    A nice detail review of the HTC Shift. from Tablet PC review. After reading the review, my comment to potential buyers - Lower your expectation.

    http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1150
    From that review:

    "the Shift is kind of like a glorified PDA, but you can't make phone calls on it"

    huh? it has a camera for video calls, but can't make phone calls?

    Did the reviewers forget to put their SIM card in it?

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    The Shift is a mobile computer, not a phone, so you'd look pretty weird holding it to your head to make a call. The camera on the front of the device is a webcam.

    Think of it as an ultra-small laptop with Windows Vista that can access the Rogers 3G network without having to add a separate PC card for access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    The Shift is a mobile computer, not a phone, so you'd look pretty weird holding it to your head to make a call. The camera on the front of the device is a webcam.

    Think of it as an ultra-small laptop with Windows Vista that can access the Rogers 3G network without having to add a separate PC card for access.
    It has a "Built-in microphone and dual speakers" and bluetooth. Not including voice and video calling makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Mac
    It has a "Built-in microphone and dual speakers" and bluetooth. Not including voice and video calling makes no sense.
    Those are used for the webcam (speakers are also used for regular sounds on the computer, as you don't need stereo sound for a phone)

    Once you see the device in person (or see pictures of someone holding it), you'll realize why using it as a phone makes little sense. HTC designed it that way for a reason, I'm simply the messenger here

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