I hope you remember the defunct HTC Shift? No, we aren’t talking about the HTC Evo Shift 4G, the original HTC Shift! I’d call it an ultra-mobile PC and it was brought back to us by someone named as DJWILLIS on XDA Developers in order to run Windows 8 Developer Preview on it. The UMPC is a completely dead category of mobile devices, however, there’s a good thing about Windows 8 that it’ll support everything on anything and we wouldn’t be too shocked to see them in the market.
UMPCs are mostly smaller than net books and you can consider them as a tablet with QWERTY keyboards. If you’re still having an HTC Shift, then look for it, clean its dust-catchy body and follow up the instructions on how to get Windows 8 Developer Preview on this device.
This hand-set features a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 800 by 480, hand-writing and fingerprint support, sliding QWERTY and a good type of processor with Windows Vista 32-bit, ARM111 CPU with SnapVUE OS in PDA mode, 1 GB of Ram, 40 or 60 GB of hard disk, an SD card slot, built-in Intel GMA 950 GPU, tri-band 3G, Bluetooth connectivity, USB, MP3 support and last but not the least dual-speakers.
Earlier before, some hackers and coders had ported Windows 7 and Mac OS X on this device; however, they were unable to have success on that in full swing. But things are running quite perfectly on the UMPC including the touch-screen video acceleration, Wlan and all other major features.
The basic problem is the resolution of this device as this operating system has a minimum resolution of 1024 by 600, while other Metro apps must run at 1024 by 768. The instructions are quite lengthy to get going with Windows 8 installation and you’ll also have to delete your entire HDD.
If you want to take Windows 8 Developer Preview on the HTC Shift, then go for the source link down below in order to find all the details. Check out the video which we have embedded and you can clearly see in that how Windows 8 works on the UMPC. Also, if you’ve already installed it on your HTC Shift, we will be anxiously waiting to know about your experience.