Is Alltel getting the HTC Merge?

Is Alltel getting the HTC Merge?
It has been a while since any news regarding the supposed upcoming Verizon handset the HTC Merge made the news, but now it seems there is a possibility the Android-powered device is heading to Alltel as well.

To be honest, the evidence isn’t the most solid you are going to run into. There is a photo floating around of the aforementioned HTC Merge minus the Verizon branding, but with an Alltel logo gracing the phones background.

We could take an iPhone and throw an Alltel logo on the background and make the same statement if we wanted. However, given that this device seems to have been forgotten about by Verizon, it is possible that there are other carriers ready to offer it.

Like we said, the evidence isn’t concrete but given the lack of news about this phone since it made a guest appearance on Verizon’s webpage, all things are possible. Alltel could very well be getting the HTC Merge, maybe even before Verizon. Take this photo with a grain of salt, and tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Into Mobile via Mobile Crunch


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6 Comments

1. kanon

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Heading to Alltel are you serious? Phones are not produced for them anymore you cannot put an Alltel device on a VZW price plan the billing system will not let you, and all Alltel plans are grandfathered.

2. BikeRunBrian

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

You seem to think Alltel is gone, Alltel is still around in a few areas of the country as its own carrier. Verizon didn't entirely buy them out.

3. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Couldn't Someone just as easly changed the wallpaper to one that says alltel?

6. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

probably, probably not. You can see there is a vacant spot on the top where Verizon should be but could have been easily covered up. But then again it could be true.

4. MrTelephoneMan24 unregistered

yes, its true. Alltel is currently testing the Merge. It is slated for a late spring/summer release

5. dafafa unregistered

i miss alltel!!!!!!

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