HTC Merge visits the FCC, is Verizon-bound
0. phoneArena posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:46
Seems like the HTC Merge is to be released soon, as the phone visited the FCC and has earned the feds' approval mark...
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3. JamesTG (unregistered) posted on 03 Mar 2011, 11:20 0 0
I heard that it's not a 4G device.
6. skymitch89 posted on 03 Mar 2011, 12:37 0 0
I read, a while back, that the reason for delay is because they are trying to fit it with an LTE radio.
10. SPcamert posted on 04 Mar 2011, 07:31 0 0
There's no 4G radio in it. If you look through the documents on the FCC's site (user manual and internal pictures) you can see that it's definitely global but just GSM/UMTS not LTE.
2. SemperFiV12 posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:39 0 0
I know plenty of people who are waiting for a QWERTY Android - that are not satisfied with the keyboards of the Motorola Droid/Droid 2. I wonder how this would stack up against the upcoming HTC Trophy... I think engadget rated 5 different phones for "best keyboard" and came up with the HTC 7 Pro (Arrive).
Seems like WP7 will be coming out with a few models with exceptional keyboards as well.
5. skymitch89 posted on 03 Mar 2011, 12:34 0 0
It is going to be the Verizon version of the HTC Desire Z. T-Mobile has the G2, which is just the Z without Sense, and Sprint has the Evo Shift 4G.
7. Rob C (unregistered) posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:34 2 0
I've been waiting on this phone. I'm not into all of the 4.3" screens and I'd like a hardware keyboard as when I'm playing games or typing I just don't like looking at the back of my fingers (unless someone comes out with a cloaking glove).
If there is no LTE in this I think I'll survive like I have for years before.
14. newfdog 13 posted on 05 Mar 2011, 12:01 1 0
I agree, phones are getting too big. I like the unit, but would also like to see the same unit without the keyboard. I do need a global capability and would like to stick to an HTC device.
8. roldefol posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:49 1 1
Those waiting for an LTE device with a keyboard should wait for the Droid 3. This will be a midrange offering (and hopefully priced to sell).
I just wish that Verizon manual didn't still say Bing search.
9. manonthemoon528 (unregistered) posted on 04 Mar 2011, 05:17 0 0
But the question is, if it isn't 4G, then why would it have shown up at an LTE demo?
11. SPcamert posted on 04 Mar 2011, 07:34 0 0
As the article says it's likely just a 3G that a rep at the demo was using it as their personal (comp) phone since they get to be the guinea pigs for the new devices a lot of the time.
12. jdk26 posted on 04 Mar 2011, 12:02 0 0
It's U.S. Cellular bound. As it's a phone that's currently under going testing for that carrier
13. roldefol posted on 04 Mar 2011, 14:19 0 0
Maybe headed for Verizon, Alltel and US Cellular like the LG Ally/Apex/Axis triplets?