Back in March 2007, I got a chance to play with the HTC Shift at an exclusive dinner with HTC. Myself and the others in attendance were floored at this device. We weren’t allowed to take photos, etc… In the last few months though, the Shift has shifted into the hands of many to look at and all that I have seen has been positive.
The Shift, which first appeared almost a year ago and was due to go on sale in November 2007, will be available from online retailer Expansys on 19 February, for a device-only price of £885 (€1185/$1720).
Separately, bloggers Tracy and Matt claim to have seen a copy of Orange’s retailer-oriented February pricebook, which apparently reveals that the network operator will offer an own-brand version of the UMPC in March.