Tiny Vista PC here 'within days'

We've been waiting since last March for HTC's teeny Vista machine to make it to the UK, but finally we've been told it'll be hitting online emporium E

We've been waiting since last March for HTC's teeny Vista machine to make it to the UK, but finally we've been told it'll be hitting online emporium Expansys on 19 February – alas, five days too late for Valentines.

Athough pocket-sized, it manages to cram in a 7in touchscreen and, most importantly for our sanity, a full QWERTY keyboard. Vista Business Edition is its OS of choice; it gets a bare minimum 1GB of memory as well as a more generous 30GB hard drive.

It packs HSDPA for data, but we're told it won't be up to making calls. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth go in for good measure.

It's also rumoured that the dinky UMPC will be coming to Orange's range of SPV re-badge jobs, complete with suitable livery, by next month. Until then though it's SIM-free only, for a hefty £885.

HTC Shift

Price: £885

On sale: 19 February

Contact: Expansys