MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 4, 2011 – Best Buy Mobiletoday announced the presale of the HTC EVO ShiftTM 4G, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4 at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, as well as online at www.BestBuy.com/Mobile.

Best Buy Reward Zone members can get their HTC EVO Shift 4G beginning Jan. 6. The device goes on sale for the general public Jan. 9. The HTC EVO Shift 4G retails for $149 with new or upgrade two-year activation.

“Our customers really responded well to the original HTC EVO 4G and we expect the same for the Shift, especially for our Reward Zone customers,” said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “This is a great opportunity for our most loyal customers to be the first people in the country to get the HTC EVO Shift 4G.”

The HTC EVO Shift 4G is a Sprint exclusive 3G/4G Android device which offers a rich web browsing experience and the ability for users to easily generate and share their own video experiences. The full slide out QWERTY keyboard makes messaging and social networking easy to stay in touch with friends and family.

Key features of the HTC EVO Shift 4G:

  • 3G/4G Android phone with full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.6” capacitive display with ping to zoom capability
  • 5.0mp camera with flash/camcorder
  • 2GB internal memory
  • Android 2.2 operating systems
  • 1500 mAh battery