Cellebrite machine now shows the HTC Merge

Cellebrite machine now shows the HTC Merge
We recently reported that according to a tweet from a Verizon engineer, the HTC Merge was being delayed so that the phone could be retrofitted with an LTE radio. This way the unit would work on Verizon's 4G network. But just a few days ago, we told you that Best Buy's internal computer system was showing the HTC Merge, which could mean an imminent launch for the phone.

Also supporting the idea that the HTC Merge will soon be launched is the fact that the phone appears on the Cellebrite machine. This is the machine used by carriers to move over your contacts and other transferable data from one handset to another. While it is not a perfect indicator, most of the time when a new model is listed on the machine, a release happens fairly soon thereafter.

While Verizon customers would probably rather see the HTC Merge get rolled out as an LTE device, most of the signs do point to an imminent launch of the phone, probably too soon for the LTE radios to be retrofitted on the model.

source: AndroidCentral

The inclusion of the HTC Merge on the Cellebrite machine could mean an imminent launch for the phone

The inclusion of the HTC Merge on the Cellebrite machine could mean an imminent launch for the phone


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  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Use your brains. Verizon just rolled out the Droid 2 not too long ago. Where is that one now? Oh yeah, it's the Droid 2 Global now. They'll probably do the same with the HTC Merge. Release the the handsets ready to be shipped now. And when the LTE radios are ready start shipping an upgraded handset. The HTC Merger. The HTC Merge Pro. The HTC Merge 4G(ingerbread). You get the idea. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with this. Companies are in business to make money. That simple. If you have a product you can sell, put it on the shelf. Consumers should do their research instead of just buying marketing hype. AND FIX YOUR FUCKING CAPTCHA SYSTEM SO I DON"T HAVE TO GET A LOGIN... UNLESS THAT WAS YOUR DAMN PLAN... WHAT IS THIS? FACEBOOK FUCKING LITE?

2. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

You sir just made my day! LOL Facebook Fucking Lite LOL XD

3. DSmithfl unregistered

I went to pay my bill yesterday Nov 16th and while browsing for a desk cradle for my fascinate i came across several accessories for the HTC Merge so i would say the release is a lot closer than we think next week maybe?

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