With interest in the Shift — HTC’s foray into the wacky UMPC market — coming to a rolling boil, we’re glad to hear the company has finally shored up firm plans to get the sucker released. Vishnu Vardhan, HTC’s exec for the Middle East and North Africa, says that the Shift will see an official release at Dubai’s GITEX Technology Week starting September 8. That’s not all, though; Vardhan says that four “brand new products” will see the light of day for the first time at GITEX, too, and if we had to lay money on it, we’d guess they’re all Windows Mobile handsets. We’d previously heard that the Touch-like Nike might get called out in September, but the other three are anyone’s guess.
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