HTC Merge Official Press Release - Multiple U.S. Carriers and Probably Verizon

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  1. dgstorm

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    We haven't done too many stories on the HTC Merge lately because there was no 'official' word yet as to whether it was coming to Verizon or not; however, a 360 degree pic of the phone did show up briefly on Verizon's own website, so it seems likely it will arrive for Big Red. Also, HTC just shared a new press release which clearly indicates that it will soon be available in the U.S. on "multiple carriers", further solidifying the probability that Verizon will get it.

    The only time-frame for release that was given was Spring of 2011, which may be 'nebulous' but is not too far off. This 'medium-end' phone looks to have some decent features and hopefully HTC's usual excellent build quality. Furthermore, as the video shows above, it scores a quite decent 1500 Quadrant score with its stock non-dual-core 800MHz processor. Interestingly, the device also has global 3G roaming. The press release indicated
    Here is its feature-set:
    • 800MHz Processor
    • 512MB Ram
    • Android 2.2 OS
    • 5 MegaPixel Camera
    • 2GB Storage
    • Full Slide-Out QWERTY keyboard
    • Global 3G Roaming
    Hmmm... not bad for a mid-range phone. What do you guys think? Maybe a good phone for the significant other or kids? Maybe even a decent workhorse phone for non-power users or businessmen who travel a lot?

    Source: Full Press Release - HTC Merge via Engadget and AndroidCentral
     
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    It's the phone that people who want a physical keyboard have been waiting for.

    No, it's not a high-end, 4G model, but for those that prefer a physical keyboard, it's much better than the Ally.
     
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    Yeah it seems to be a decent phone though it reminds me of the EVO 4G Shift.
     
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    Specs are low, old OS, low processor, low ram. Does it have the new sense. Better be priced inexpensively. Might as well get the incredible instead.
     
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    I just want a Verizon 4g phone with a qwerty keyboard... I guess I'll have to choose one or the other, and unless 4g data plans are too expensive I think I'll have to pick 4g.
     
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    This would be a good phone for people that don't care about specs or rooting, just a smartphone with a good keyboard
     
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    What happen to this phone going to Alltell? Lol
     
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    pretty good for htc's standards i guess.
     
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