The HTC Merge smartphone has been in news for quite some time now with several rumors regarding its imminent launch having done the rounds in January. Putting all speculations to rest, HTC has officially announced that the all new HTC Merge is slated to be available through various North American carriers in spring 2011.
The new smartphone is said to be the company’s first Android-based CDMA world phone. The HTC Merge is powered by the Android 2.2 OS and integrates HTC Sense for a better user experience. It sports a 3.8” touchscreen display along with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard for making typing an easier activity. The handset allow users to instantly access and view updates from social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr via the HTC FriendStream.
“HTC prides itself on creating unique solutions that meet the needs of different customers, and with features like a full keyboard and global 3G roaming, the HTC Merge smartphone is the perfect example of this commitment,” expressed Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. “Combining the functionality of Android with the HTC Sense experience, the HTC Merge is the perfect device for those customers who are looking for a reliable mobile experience with the features and functionality of a smartphone, whether it’s at home or travelling around the world.”
This smartphone jackets a 5MP AF and flash-enabled camera for photography enthusiasts to capture those special moments. This is coupled with the ability to shoot HD 720p videos too. The various connectivity options offered by the phone include GPS support, Wi-Fi, 3G and more. It also features Exchange ActiveSync accommodation, while users can seamlessly benefit from the Android Market which host over 1,00,000 apps to its credit.
Official details regarding its pricing and the carriers who will be shipping the HTC Merge have not been made public yet.