Will Verizon’s HTC Merge Launch Tomorrow?

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It’s been over a month since we got our hands on some high-quality press shots of the HTC Merge on Verizon, and the phone has still yet to land at the carrier. Alltel has been selling its Merge since last month, but we haven’t heard anything come out of Verizon. The Merge is one of those phones that seems to take forever to get to market; we’ve been seeing it pop up here and there since last year. The day for its Verizon launch may nearly have arrived, with a leaked document showing that third-party retailers will have access to the smartphone as of tomorrow.

The fact that the Merge might not even be in Verizon stores when the carrier kicks-off sales would be a fitting end to its troubled pre-launch existence. Would it be LTE or plain EV-DO? Were any carriers seriously interested? Since last August we’ve wondered what would come of the phone.

If this plays out like it seems it will, you’ll finally be able to pick up the QWERTY slider on a major carrier starting tomorrow. The leaked docs don’t mention a price, but we can’t imagine anyone charging an arm and a leg for this mid-range, beleaguered Android. Better late than never, though, right?

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!