my earlier posting where I wrote about a delay of HTC's much anticipated
Shift UMPC, DigiTimes Taiwan today reports that HTC is delaying volume
shipments of the Shift UMPC to January 2008, instead of the third quarter 2007
as originally planned (which was postponed to fourth quarter later anway).
Market sources indicated, that HTC has faced problems with both - hardware and
software - which causes the delay. That's definitely the worst case if a brand
new device (and keep in mind, so far HTC was manufacturing PDAs and smartphones
only but not PCs) faces problems with soft- and hardware.
While we have no further information yet what's the problems are, I can see
possible problems with the swivel-mounted display mechanism as well as with the
cooperation of Windows Vista and the stripped-down Windows Mobile version which
syncs anyway (while HTC isn't using Windows Vista
SideShow which was
designed for exactly the same task).
Cheers ~ Arne