HTC EVO Shift 4G up for preorder from Amazon before it's made official [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The HTC EVO Shift 4G still isn't official, but with as many times as we've seen it leak over the past few weeks, you'd think that it's already been available for some time. The device is in the headlines again today, with the latest leak coming from the good folks over at Amazon. Starting today, interested parties can preorder an EVO Shift 4G from Amazon for $199.99 with a two-year contract, although the e-tailer has failed to put up an image of the device and got some of its details wrong, like when they claim that it was "released in June, 2010."
I've said before that the EVO Shift 4G looks like a nice little device, especially considering that it has 4G connectivity, but Amazon's $200 asking price seems a bit steep. A few days ago, the EVO Shift appeared in a leaked Radio Shack ad with a price tag of $149.99, which is more appropriate. At $100, I bet that the device would move fast, although I'm not sure that Sprint is going to price it that aggressively. If they price the EVO Shift at $200 like Amazon, I can't see many users passing up a similarly priced EVO or Epic for the smaller Shift. How do you think the device will fare in Sprint's lineup? Does it have enough going for it to sell well?
UPDATE: Well, that was fast. After only being available for preorder for a few hours, Amazon must've realized that they'd jumped the gun, because the option to buy has been yanked. The page and its technical details are still up, though, so if you interested in the EVO Shift 4G, head on over and take a gander.
UPDATE 2: The EVO Shift 4G has been revealed in all its rendered glory. Check it out below.