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????

black_man_x email at 3am asking why the LG device has bing... you know we weren't going to let EVERYTHING go with bingin it out..not the only one coming

@black_man_x would the other one coming happen to have a physical keyboard?

@Richman1975 there is a device with a keyboard yes..

@black_man_x has the Merge been scraped?

@Penguins_4me the merge in the form it was yes.. in a new form? It will return

@black_man_x do you think it'll be released this month?

@Penguins_4me no.. earliest u can hope is mid feb/early march

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

black_man_x email at 3am asking why the LG device has bing... you know we weren't going to let EVERYTHING go with bingin it out..not the only one coming

@black_man_x would the other one coming happen to have a physical keyboard?







@black_man_x do you think it'll be released this month?

@Penguins_4me no.. earliest u can hope is mid feb/early march

What do you guys think???
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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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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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.
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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Once the iPhone gets released on VZW no one will care about the physical keyboard.

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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