HTC Shift (CDMA version) leaked on Amazon

Cdma_htc_shiftThe consequences for doing this must not be too harsh because Amazon is once again responsible for leaking a product before it was supposed to be revealed to the public. This time around, the mega retailer began taking preorders for a new CDMA/EV-DO version of the HTC Shift several days before the official announcement, which was scheduled for Monday.

While the GSM/HSDPA Shift that began shipping in the US last week can only be found through third-party sellers on Amazon, the CDMA model (encased in a lighter shade of gray than the one I pawed at CES) is "officially" up for the taking and priced at $1499. Given that replacing SnapVUE with full Windows Mobile 6 is now possible, the price point almost seems a little less exorbitant for a 40GB 800 x 480 Vista-based UMPC that should’ve been released last year.

[Preorder page via BGR]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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