HTC Shift sits on new Intel platform

Htcshift_intelumpA few hours ago, I mentioned the likelihood of the HTC Shift being one of this summer’s UMPCs that uses Intel’s new Ultra Mobile Platform 2007. Since then, the possibility has been turned into fact with this image sitting beside an Intel press release titled "Intel Keeps Mobile Engine Humming, Fueled by Silicon Technology Advances."

The Shift’s product page so far hasn’t been updated with the new specs, which include either the 600MHz A100 or 800MHz A110 processor (likely the latter) in combination with Intel’s 945GU Express Chipset and ICH7U I/O Controller Hub, but I’m assuming it will be soon. It bears repeating that this new platform is what was formerly codenamed McCaslin, which has been often cited in reference to the Samsung Q1 Ultra (still no confirmation from Samsung) but never, as far as I know, to the Shift. I’m not sure why this is the case, but I do know that a Shift-McCaslin connection seemed incredibly improbable after Engadget reported that the engineering sample they played with had a 1.2GHz Via CPU.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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