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POSTPONED: Another delay for the HTC Shift UMPC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 10.12.07 - 10:32:26 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 9216x
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Engadget Mobile reported on Friday, that the HTC Shift gets another delay in the U.S. but it's on track for Europe: "they [HTC] say the UMPC should be shipping in Europe and Asia in about a week". Now I got an E-Mail from Amazon Germany where the HTC Shift was shifted again.
Initially planned for a release in late November, Amazon shifted the shipping later to early December, followed by December 11 but now Amazon gives an estimated shipping date of 08.02.2008 (which is still estimated and still not confirmed):

That's too bad and I wonder which problems HTC faces? Is it the hardware quality for a new kind of devices HTC has less experience, is it the software integration (Windows Vista, stripped Windows Mobile), or both? Is HTC missing a windows of opportunity? What do you think?
Have you also preordered the HTC Shift and what do you plan to do now?

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Gwailo_00852 on 10.12.07 - 11:02:27

got the same email from amazon and have canceled my order. will take the oqo 2 instead. much smaller, nicer and available!

Posted by Anna on 10.12.07 - 16:29:41

Yep, also canceled my order today! Ordered it 2 months as a gift for Christmas but now they can k*ss my H*ini.
Anyone with first hand OQO e2 experiences? Need something until 24th!

Posted by Thorsten Götz on 10.12.07 - 18:49:47

Arne, don’t you got one from HTC already? I had the impression you have one and was awaiting your review because I’m really interested in this device also. What I’m looking for is something smaller than my current Laptop I can use on flights to watch movies, read and reply eMails and so on. However, before I want to invest my money in something like that, I would like to read the opinion of testers first.

Posted by Arne Hess on 10.12.07 - 20:01:08

@Anna: Sorry, no experiences with the e2 yet.

@Thorsten Götz: No, I don't have one. If you mean my hands-on photo view, the photos I made during the HTC Touch Dual press event back in October where I had my 5 minutes with a prerelease Shift. No Shift at the::unwired yet, unfortunately.

Posted by The Virtual Man on 10.12.07 - 21:12:31

So, I canceled the order.... and ordered a 12,1 tablet PC from HP...
This should arrive in two days smile
IT is heavier and larger but available.

Sorry HTC, maybe the next time sad

Posted by Philiipe on 10.12.07 - 21:52:36

That sucks! Was going to order it from Amazon! sad

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