HTC’s Merge to be their First CDMA Android based World Phone
Details of the HTC Merge have been popping up all over the place in the past few months. The new slider from HTC as gone from confirmed and on the way to rumors of the device being completely scrapped, today however, the rumors have been put to rest as the Merge has been confirmed by HTC. In a press release title “The HTC Merge™ Smartphone Brings Android™ and HTC Sense™ to HTC’s First CDMA Android World Phone” it seems that HTC will finally let the Merge fly like the peacock it is. What is unique about this new Merge other than its pretty awesome specs, is it looks like it will be available on multiple US based carriers, surely Verizon will not even notice with their new iPhone, Xoom and soon to come Bionic.
The new HTC Merge will be HTC’s first CDMA based Android World phone and according to the press release will be available to “multiple North American operators beginning in spring 2011”. Essentially confirming that the Merge will not be exclusive to Big Red’ CDMA network. Early leaked photos of the device were branded with the company’s logo and now the question is will Verizon even carry the HTC Merge. The Merge is quite the looker with its nice curves and distinct lines, but what’s under the hood? What is known about the Merge from HTC’s press release is that the device will rock Android 2.2 that will be ultimately cluttered with HTC Sense it will carry a 3.8 inch touch screen and a 5 Megapixel camera that is capable of recording video in 720p. The Merge’s touch screen slides open to expose a full QWERTY keyboard. We can also expect standard such as the Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, an external memory slot for SD memory up to 32GB. The processor on the Merge is rumored to run at about 800 MHz, and is expected to be a pretty powerful midrange device for CDMA based carriers.
The new HTC Merge is expected to be made available “from multiple North American operators beginning in spring 2011”. A new HTC CDMA based world phone to hit the market, you ready? Let us know what you think of HTC new Merge.HTC Merge, CDMA, Android 2.2, sense, world phone