The last thing we heard about the HTC Merge was the announcement the phone won’t be launched via Verizon. Though the handset appeared on Big Red’s website, today it became clear the Merge will be sold via U.S. Cellular starting from May 31.
The information comes from the retailer’s official Facebook page where it announced the HTC Merge to be available in the U.S. exclusively on their stores. Probably the biggest carrier in the U.S. decided to leave this deal to retailers. I think it is a good idea, since Verizon is busy promoting cooler smartphones and in such cases the retailers will benefit while Verizon will receive new subscribers.
Anyway, the HTC Merge is an absolute mid-range smartphone packed with many useful and fascinating features. The phone sports a 3.8-inch touchscreen with resolution of which is 480×800 pixels, 2GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot, 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus, 800MHz processor and runs Android 2.2.
As you see the HTC Merge is packed with very modest features and probably the price will be appropriate. I guess the key feature of this handset is not the price or anything else, but the HTC Sense UI that allows the users “to remote wipe your device if it is lost, by simply logging onto a Web site. Never worry about your information falling into the wrong hands again.”