Windows 7 on HTC Shift

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Remember the HTC Shift of 2008? It was an innovative device from HTC that combined both Windows Vista (for power) and Windows Mobile (for instant-on and battery savings) into a device that looked like a huge Touch Pro2, thanks to the tilting screen and sliding keyboard. Technically considered a UMPC (Microsoft Origami, anyone?), the Shift had an 800MHz CPU with 1GB of RAM and a 40 or 60GB hard drive. Powering everything was a 2700mAh battery. While the Shift was discontinued by HTC, you can still grab one (likely used), and they aren’t cheap.

While the Shift shipped with Vista Business, some enterprising individuals have loaded Windows 7 onto the device…no easy feat considering the lack of proper drivers. Take a look below!

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.