The HTC Merge is getting closer, It popped up at Best Buy, and here we see it in a Cellebrite listing. Doesn’t reveal much but hints that the Merge’s release on Verizon is getting closer.
According to a tweet from a Verizon engineer, the HTC Merge was being delayed so that the phone could be retrofitted with an LTE radio. This way the unit would work on Verizon’s 4G network. But just a few days ago, we told you that Best Buy’s internal computer system was showing the HTC Merge, which could mean an imminent launch for the phone.
With the soft launches of the Motorola Droid 2 Global and Motorola Droid Pro, do you think Verizon will silently toss out this full-QWERTY slider to the wolves? We expect an official launch of this device within the next few days or possibly next week, While Verizon customers would probably rather see the HTC Merge get rolled out as an LTE device, most of the signs do point to an imminent launch of the phone, probably too soon for the LTE radios to be retrofitted on the model.