CES 2008: The HTC Shift Is Not a UMPC

It exists. At the moment there is at least one on the US Mainland, and it was here tonight at The Digital Experience. And the HTC Shift isn’t a UMPC. More on that later. I’ll be posting up video of my interview with the HTC rep soon and you can find out why HTC doesn’t consider the Shift a UMPC any longer, along with the fact that they are planning to ship in the US within this 1st Quarter of 2008. Still no price point though. My quick first impressions? Lighter and sturdier than I thought. Nice screen. The trackpad and mouse buttons will take some getting used to. The keyboard is not as cramped as I thought.

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