February 25, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
The HTC Merge, a once-talked about and lust-inducing phone that has mostly been forgotten for months, has finally been confirmed. HTC has announced that the Merge will be the first Android CDMA world phone and it will arrive on multiple North American carriers – none named yet – this spring.
The Merge features a 3.8-inch touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, HTC Sense running on Android 2.2, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for people who like the physical response in mashing buttons. The camera has autofocus and can shoot 720p video.
Though this phone looks impressive, I can anticipate a lot of disappointed people who will compare it to other phones that have been announced. The thirst for 4G connectivity, dual-core processors, newer versions of Android, and more “wow factor” specs may cause some people to look elsewhere. I’ll reserve judgment until I get to hold in my hands, however.