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Balthazar_B
2007-04-06, 15:48
There are a couple of HTC devices that may be interesting as Slim remotes:

HTC Shift:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/htc-shift-is-the-umpc-for-umpc-haters-246965.php

HTC Advantage:
http://www.seehtc.com/

Of course, they can also be used as cellphones, web browsers, UMPC-like things, and for other mundane tasks :).

Main problem is that they're pretty damn expensive. I'd happily buy a Logitech 2-way remote capable of controlling a Slim system that's all tucked away in a closet (i.e., completely out of sight).

peter
2007-04-07, 00:43
Balthazar_B wrote:
> There are a couple of HTC devices that may be interesting as Slim
> remotes:
>
> HTC Shift:
> http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/htc-shift-is-the-umpc-for-umpc-haters-246965.php
>
> HTC Advantage:
> http://www.seehtc.com/
>
> Of course, they can also be used as cellphones, web browsers, UMPC-like
> things, and for other mundane tasks :).
>
> Main problem is that they're pretty damn expensive. I'd happily buy a
> Logitech 2-way remote capable of controlling a Slim system that's all
> tucked away in a closet (i.e., completely out of sight).
>

The other problem is that they don't look like they're any good as a
cell phone. I'm a long time user of the Nokia Communicator line and the
new E90 is on my shopping list (not in the stores yet though). I'm just
not entirely sure if the Nokia skin is very usable without a touch
screen. I'll let you know...

http://www.nokia.com/link?cid=PLAIN_TEXT_118960

Regards,
Peter

Ur[s]uS
2007-04-07, 05:27
There are a couple of HTC devices that may be interesting as Slim remotes:

HTC Shift:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/htc-shift-is-the-umpc-for-umpc-haters-246965.php

HTC Advantage:
http://www.seehtc.com/

Of course, they can also be used as cellphones, web browsers, UMPC-like things, and for other mundane tasks :).

Main problem is that they're pretty damn expensive. I'd happily buy a Logitech 2-way remote capable of controlling a Slim system that's all tucked away in a closet (i.e., completely out of sight).

the Shift looks great to me
i've tried their Tytn and its decent for GPS, but i really don't like handheld internet browsing - N770 is much better for that (320x240 compared with 800x480)

Balthazar_B
2007-04-07, 09:49
The other problem is that they don't look like they're any good as a
cell phone. I'm a long time user of the Nokia Communicator line and the
new E90 is on my shopping list (not in the stores yet though). I'm just
not entirely sure if the Nokia skin is very usable without a touch
screen. I'll let you know...

http://www.nokia.com/link?cid=PLAIN_TEXT_118960

Regards,
Peter

Not as a cellphone you'd put to your ear (unless you're a 70's retro kind of guy who likes the boombox-on-the-shoulder look), but with a bluetooth gizmo it would work quite well (yeah, a different, Star Trekky kind of look). HTC's quality and functionality for cell communications is outstanding (at least in the GSM world). I wouldn't be surprised to see voice recognition capability in the Shift to let you dial numbers by name or numerically via voice command. Main thing I worry about in any of these powerful, multi-radio devices is battery life. That remains to be seen.