While the HTC Shift was supposed to be released in November, the world is still waiting anxiously for this quasi-UMPC device to show up in stores. Now the company has announced a January 11th launch date in Britain, and there's a good chance we won't see it until then. And by good chance we mean that your unfulfilled preorder may make your wife cry this Christmas, but only because it was for something she never wanted in the first place. [wired]
I don't see the point of releasing this in January when the Menlow platform running on the Silverthorne CPU is right around the corner. The Intel A100/A110 chips sucks since they are too slow — especially if you are trying to run Vista. So, I'll rather wait for the new UMPCs running on Silverthorne.