We first heard about the HTC Merge (formally the HTC Lexikon) all the way back in September. Since then there have been a few leaks like it appearing on Verizon’s website and then, just like that, it completely disappeared. Well now after it has been apparently scrapped by Verizon, it has shown up featuring Alltel branding.
The HTC device featuring a full QWERTY keyboard was met with much excitement before it disappeared. Rumored to be one of the first World Phones, then was delayed to utilize LTE, the Merge is not even coming to Verizon for reasons unknown.
Even though it will not be introduced to the masses on Big Red, it sure brings Alltel’s Android linup up to par with other carriers.
Will you be picking one up, is the Alltel vs. Verizon a big factor for you with this QWERTY HTC?[Via Droid-Life]