It seems the HTC EVO Shift 4G just can not stay out of the limelight for long. Engadget has just been sent more shots of the device in the wild sporting it's blue-backed full QWERTY keyboard. For those of you who do not know, the Shift 4G will be the EVO 4G with a keyboard minus some features.
The differences between the Shift and the original EVO is that the Shift will sport both a lower res-camera (5 Megapixels) and a smaller display all while lacking a front facing camera. Being the starter phone of the EVO series, these three shortfalls could be an acceptable tradeoff.
We can definitely expect a retail release in the next few days, if all of these retail-ready leaks point to anything. We'll keep you updated!