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Fujitsu Siemens or HTC? HTC or Fujitsu Siemens? [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at Wednesday, 16.05.07 - 12:41:58 CET under Digital - Gadgets - Viewed 13390x

No question, when I saw the HTC Shift announcement the first time I was thrilled by HTC's first UMPC but now I wonder if the recently announced Fujitsu (Siemens) is the better choice?
the::unwired reader Ralf just sent this photos from the WinHEC he's currently attending in L.A. and no question - both devices have their advantages:

I think everything comes down to the included WWAN options and while the Shift is announced to have GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA I haven't read a single line about WWAN functionalities of the Fujitsu (Siemens) UMPC yet. If WWAN isn't part of the pack, it's a no-go anyway.

Any thoughts or further information?

UPDATE: Okay, James Kendrick posted some Fujitsu UMPC specs on his site and as it looks, the Fujitsu UMPC is only sporting Wireless LAN (what - no Bluetooth at all?...)! Okay, this is definitely a no go for me! Shift - I'm coming! ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Ralf on 17.05.07 - 00:10:48

Hi Arne,

I asked the MS Guys about the Fujitsu (Fujitsu didn't attend the WinHEC).
They told me that the Fujitsu will come with Bluetooth and WLan but no GPRS/UMTS.



Posted by Robert Knight on 04.06.07 - 18:19:52


I believe the FJ device has a CF slot so it'd be possible to use a CF-GPRS/EDGE card or if you live in Japan (where it will be released first) you can use a 3G CF card - Seiko VC701SI.

The alternative is to use one of the USB devices becoming incrasingly common - Huawei E220 or Bandrich C100 with USB to ExpressCard converter.


Rob K.

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