I had a chance to spend some time with the HTC Shift back at CES 2008 so I know that it is not a vaporware device and will be launching, it just seems like it has taken forever. Good news for those in Europe though as HTC just announced that the HTC Shift is available in Europe today. I actually saw an advertisement on a small billboard in the Barcelona airport from one of the carriers (Telefonica) launching this device. In addition, the Shift will include the new Origami Experience 2.0 from Microsoft that enables improved access and consumption of content with new RSS feeds and finger-friendly browser. I will definitely be looking for this device on the show floor and at Telefonica.