Rogers officially launches HTC Shift

Rogers Wireless has officially released the HTC Shift (X9501). Currently available with a promo price $1,599.99 with a three year contract (with a minimum $50 Flex Rate Data Plan)

“Rogers Wireless is committed to providing our customers with the very best in innovative mobile devices and services to help them save time,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice President, Business Product Management, Rogers Wireless. “The HTC Shift brings together great design, intuitive software and amazing connectivity, all running on Canada’s fastest mobile network to deliver a compelling solution for our customers that are on the go.”

A software upgrade is already in the works within 3 months that will enable TeleNav GPS. The HTC Shift is being labeled as the world’s first mobile PC with push email and comes loaded with some major features:

– Windows Vista
– Half the size of a regular notebook
– three days of battery life
– Touch screen technology (via the Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0)
– Rogers 3G HSPA
– 7″ touch sensitive ‘slide-n-tilt’ screen
– Front Facing camera for video conferencing
– Biometric finger print scanner
– 40-gigabyte hard drive
– 1.8 pounds
– Integrated 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
– Operates on the Rogers Wireless network and Tri-band HSPA
– Bluetooth(R) 2.0
– Windows Media Player 11 (for music, videos and photos)

“We are proud to be partnering with Rogers Wireless to bring the HTC Shift to our valued Canadian customers,” said Jason Mackenzie, Vice President, HTC America. “The combination of Rogers’ exclusive HSPA network and our cutting edge computer results in a powerful mobile solution that will keep busy professionals in Canada connected wherever they may be.”

More information on the HTC Shift can be found at: www.rogers.com/shift