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HTC fails to deliver the Shift yet again

You might have read about the HTC Shift finally being available “immediately” on Orange UK and Movistar in Spain a couple days ago. Guess what? It isn’t. Not in stock, not available for order, not in stores, not in anyone’s hands — nothing. I’ve dreamt about the HTC Shift since I saw the first photo of it, and sometimes you just wait for something you really want. Not anymore. I’m done. Completely finished with this total crap. I know that’s harsh, I do. But you don’t announce, re-announce, then announce and announce availability again and again, over and over. That’s not what a high class company does. That’s what a no-name sleazy company who has nothing but vaporware does to try and lure in people. So that’s it. No more Shift for me. I just have to admit to myself that it would have sucked anyway. Crap specs for a now-2008 device and extremely overpriced. HTC won’t sell any of these either. Why? Because of what I just said; crap specs, and a price 3x what it should be. So the question for the readers is, what would you get instead of the Shift now? I’m open to suggestions and cost doesn’t matter.

Jonathan Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of the newly formed BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.