Looks like HTC have just lost a customer: The Boy Genius has thrown in the towel and decided he can’t be bothered waiting for the Shift UMPC, which HTC promised had launched in the UK on the Orange network and in Spain on the Telefonica network back on February 11th. Unfortunately, it turns out that you can’t get a Shift for love nor money; as TBG puts it, “Not in stock, not available for order, not in stores, not in anyone’s hands — nothing.”
A quick check of the sites and yes, there’s not even an entry for the Shift in the “upcoming” handsets section. Now normally this wouldn’t be too surprising a situation – mobile phones (and laptops and cars and…) are often delayed - but HTC have been promising the Shift for so long that it’s likely TBG won’t be the only potential buyer deciding to spend their money elsewhere.
What do you think, are you still bothered about the HTC Shift? Let us know in the comments.