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Leaked user guide for the HTC Merge hints to a Droid-less branding

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Leaked user guide for the HTC Merge hints to a Droid-less branding
Just by taking a quick peek at the Samsung Fascinate, it blatantly shows off why it's not a Droid-branded handset – especially when Bing search is the default searching client on the Android powered handset. Similar to that, we've recently been seeing a few good looking shots of the HTC Merge/Lexicon/Lexikon as it shows off its beautiful looking keyboard and all, but it looks to follow in the same path as the Samsung Fascinate.

Images from the user guide for the HTC Merge have leaked, and based on what's found in them, it points to the telling tale that this handset won't be flaunting any Droid branding from Verizon. Sure we've seen a Droid branded device before from HTC – like the Incredible and the Eris. But when screenshots in the leaked user guide show off Bing Search and Bing Maps, it doesn't aid itself in a anyway to be included with the existing Droid lineup of characters. Regardless, we'd bet that some people will oversee this and still side with the handset – just as long as the experience is rich and satisfying.

HTC Merge Preliminary Specifications

source: Droid-Life

Leaked user guide for the HTC Merge hints to a Droid-less branding
Leaked user guide for the HTC Merge hints to a Droid-less branding

Leaked user guide for the HTC Merge hints to a Droid-less branding

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


This bing branding of Verizon android phones is ridiculous, i don't like any of the droid branded phones so my only option is android phones crippled with bing!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 17:27

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


what's wrong with bing...

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 09:03

4. sms_327 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Oct 2010)


It's not that big of a deal. It's going to have Android 2.2 on it from the get-go, so just install Google maps with navigation and Google voice actions from the market. And bam! You have a full Google experience phone.

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 11:13

2. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


This phone looks really nice imo. Supposed to be a G2 similar device for CDMA.

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 18:02

5. skymitch89 (unregistered)


What is with Verizon putting Bing on their newer Android phones? Bing is Microsoft and Android is Google, so I would think that Bing would be for Windows Phone 7.

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