HTC Merge Android Slider Headed for US Cellular Next Week

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The long-delayed HTC Merge is going to be released by US Cellular. This mid-range smartphone is going to run Google’s Android OS and will come equipped with a sliding keyboard.

HTC MergeThere have been reports of the Merge since last fall, but it’s only just now reaching a few wireless carriers. Rival Verizon itself isn’t going to offer it, but phone retailers will sell it with Verizon service.

US Cellular is going to introduce its version on May 31 (or possibly before). This smartphone will sell for $150 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate.

HTC Merge Preview
The Merge isn’t the most advanced model around, but it does have a design that’s been popular in the past. It will include 3.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Touchscreen as well as a landscape-oriented sliding keyboard .

On the inside, this smartphone will run Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) on an 800 MHz processor with HTC Sense overlaying the standard user interface. It will have 4GB of internal storage capacity and a microSD memory card slot. Other features will include a 5 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, and GPS.




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