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Verizon 4G phone with physical keyboard rumor, Merge??

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    Gathered a few interesting tweets about a 4G phone with a physical keyboard. Maybe the Merge????

    What do you guys think???
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    missed their window. The G2 and the Evo Shift already out. Once the iPhone gets released on VZW no one will care about the physical keyboard.
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    I know for myself, I could give a rats ass about the iphone. And myself and many others want a physical keyboard.

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    I cant take on screen keyboards. Im with you in this boat lol. Its the real main reason I have stuck with my moto droid so long(other reasons too) Iphone/droidx/evo. None of them are worth the lose of my physical keyboard. I do use the on screen for text mes's and such, but I always find myself hitting up the physical one all the time.
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    I fully expected the merge to be announced at CES. I guess it is just still not ready. Rumors were it were pulled to add LTE. If it wont be ready till feb/march perhaps they are also adding a dual core and/or gingerbread.

    At any rate this is BAD for me. I just dropped my nexus and cracked the screen today. :( I need a new phone now! I may end up getting something now and selling it when the merge comes out.
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    Also who are these tweets from? Who are Penguins_4me, black_man_x, ect? Any particular reason to believe there is credibility there?
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    Blackmanx is from I can gather and from what I've heard on here is a verizon tester or something to that effect. The other people are just asking him questions. I was one of them asking questions on twitter.

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    I see. Well looks like I have more waiting to do. I am inclined to believe it though.
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    Yes i will be waiting patiently for a phone (hopefully Merge), or something with physical keyboard, my OG droid is still working well. Once it does come out though ill prolly go ahead a buy it full retail, eventhough i use my annual upgrade, with VZW changing there upgrade policies, and do 1yr contracts from now on.
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    Well, we may have to wait until June or later, but AT&T is rolling out 12 new Android handsets this year and I'm sure VZW will do at least that many. And we saw, what, 4 from CES?

    Seems a lot of people still want physical keyboards. I'd expect someone to step-up to fill that void with a nice phone.
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    That's how I used to feel about physical keyboards, from my days back with the Pantech Duo to my now D2 I always felt like I needed a physical keyboard until I actually used the on screen keyboard. The D2's on-screen keyboard could be better, but I'm finding less and less reasons for me to slide open the phone to type.
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    Thats odd. The longer I use my nexus one the more the wait for the HTC merge kills me. :p Even using swype is getting more and more tiresome.

    So another wait to go. Heres hoping for news at MWC (Feb 14-17). CES is traditionally not for mobile news anyway. I am sure the merge will appear there. As sure I was that it would appear at CES. Lets hope I am not equally wrong.
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    I really, really wish the Fruit would stop being mentioned in every goddamn thread.

    And as for the merge, it did look like a sweet phone. I have a nagging suspicion that what our dear friend on twitter means is that the Merge has not been scrapped, but simply has been modified to add 4G, and possibly a few other frills. At least, that's what I'm hoping.
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    I chose the Droid over the Droid X / Droid 2 because of the physical keyboard (amongst other reasons). I use it for longer emails and texts. Swype is great for short replies. A physical keyboard is pretty high up on my requirements list when it's time to upgrade.
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    I think it will definitely have LTE. Gingerbread + updated sense I think is also very likely since release is pushed to feb/march. A dual core proc is very possible but that would be reaching a little.
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    not a huge reach, i'd assume most devices from here on out (that haven't already been churning around the rumor mill) will have dual core.... time will tell.
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    True. Since it is being announced after the thunderbolt and therefore will be released after, it is getting pretty close to the dual core phone age. And HTC already has had these for a while. The MSM8660 looks like a good fit if the merge will still be a world phone since it supports multiple wireless standards (see link). How do the qualcomm chips stack up against the terga 2?
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    Wow! I thought I hated the Iphone and loved a physical keyboard. Thanks for straightening that out for me.
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    I like physical keyboards too. But the iphone is universally accepted as easy to type on and use. Wasn't trying to straighten anyone out. Want to bet on how many more iPhones sell than the Merge (if it ever comes out)? I'd say 50 iphones to every 1 merge.
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