HTC Merge visits the FCC, is Verizon-bound

HTC Merge visits the FCC, is Verizon-bound
Seems like the HTC Merge is to be released soon, as the phone visited the FCC and has earned the feds' approval mark. As we told you, this phone was officially unveiled by HTC on February 25, but the Taiwanese manufacturer didn't bother to mention which US carrier will launch the HTC Merge.

As this FCC filing includes a user manual, we can safely say Big Red is going to be one of its US carriers, since Verizon is mentioned multiple times in it.

Originally, this phone was expected to appear in fall 2010, but for some unknown reasons this never materialized.

source: FCC via PhoneScoop

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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

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14 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

please be a 4g device

3. JamesTG unregistered

I heard that it's not a 4G device.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I read, a while back, that the reason for delay is because they are trying to fit it with an LTE radio.

10. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

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

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

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.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am guessing this is an Android, right?

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

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

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

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

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

But the question is, if it isn't 4G, then why would it have shown up at an LTE demo? http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-merge-shows-verizon-lte-demo-still-nowhere-near-stores *shrug*

11. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

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

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

It's U.S. Cellular bound. As it's a phone that's currently under going testing for that carrier

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Maybe headed for Verizon, Alltel and US Cellular like the LG Ally/Apex/Axis triplets?

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