HTC Merge shows up on Alltel's website for $125; pre-orders start on Monday

HTC Merge shows up on Alltel's website for $125; pre-orders start on Monday
When the HTC Merge paid a visit to the FCC and received its approval, we grew pretty confident that the Android 2.2-powered smartphone was on its way to launch soon. We knew that it would feature a nifty slide-out QWERTY keyboard and probably global-roaming capabilities, but it was still unclear which carrier would add the HTC Merge to its shelves.

Despite the rumors that the HTC Merge was bound for Verizon, it now seems like the smartphone will debut on Alltel's network instead. This isn't that far off since Alltel is mostly owned by Verizon itself, but we also remember from the Merge's announcement in February that the smartphone will eventually be "made available through multiple North American carriers beginning in spring 2011." That pretty much leaves a good chance for the HTC Merge to join Verizon's Android pack some day in the near future.

Pre-orders for the HTC Merge start on Monday, March 28, so everybody interested in it should feel free to give Alltel's website a visit next week. The smartphone will cost you $125 with a contract attached, which seems like a decent price for a mid-end Android device.

source: Alltel via Android Central



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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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1 Comment

1. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Verizon doesn't own Alltel, they bought out Alltel and converted those customers and towers to Verizon. However, a small part of Alltel is remaining idependent somewhere in the south or south east.

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