HTC Merge Spotted at FCC Gates; Verizon User Manual in Tow

March 3, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever since first details of the HTC Merge had started trickling down into our midst, we have been covering the device with much enthusiasm. Ever since last September, the grapevine Now, with the device having seen knocking at the FCC gates and successfully passing through, the enthusiasm has grown manifold.


The last we heard from the Merge stables is that the device will arrive this Spring on multiple carriers. No specific names had been revealed then, but now while the device was passing through the FCC, a user manual with the Verizon branding also was seen. So that means one of those carriers to get HTC Merge could be Verizon Wireless.

The Big Red branding gives us some added hopes of getting to know a few more details in the near future. We expect pricing details and release dates to be confirmed very soon.

The phone that runs Android 2.2 Froyo will come with a 3.8 inch touch screen display and a slide out QWERTY keypad. We have already told you that the 5MP cam on the rear will have auto focus and assistance flash capabilities. It can also record videos at 720p HD.

Touted as the company’s first Android-based CDMA world phone,  the device is also being talked about for the unique HTC Sense User Interface it carries along with it. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity are the add-ons.

Going by Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas’, statement, “HTC prides itself on creating unique solutions that meet the needs of different customers, and with features like a full keyboard and global 3G roaming, the HTC Merge smartphone is the perfect example of this commitment.”

Sounds committed, right? Mackenzie , would be combining the functionality of Android with the HTC Sense experience,  and should be seen as “the perfect device for those customers who are looking for a reliable mobile experience with the features and functionality of a smartphone, whether it’s at home or travelling around the world.”

The sighting of the Verizon user manual now makes us wait to see the device arrive on Big Red. Are you waiting too?

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