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
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



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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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5 Comments

1. jwl3429

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 28, 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!!!

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what's wrong with bing...

4. sms_327

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 02, 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.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

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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