HTC Merge Officially Announced

We've all seen it, it's been leaked more than a few times. Now it's official, HTC has just announced the HTC Merge. They have announced it as a Beautiful, Powerful, and Feature-Rich device coming to "multiple" North American carriers starting in Spring 2011. We have known about this phone for a while now and I'm sure many are eager to get some hands on with it. After all it looks to be HTC's answer to the Motorola Droid Verizon was so successful with.

HTC Merge Appears Again, Heading to Alltel

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]

RUMOR: HTC Merge/Lexikon to Verizon November 11th?

Just as we found some leaked pictures earlier this week,a very interesting small Friday rumor has just surfaced stating the HTC Merge or Lexicon will have a November 11th release date. This date sounds accurate, but this is just a rumor until we have some hard evidence, so don't mark the date yet.

HTC Merge/Lexikon poses for more leaked photos

Just a few days after the HTC Merge/Lexikon’s user guide hit the web, more photos of the visually impressive device have hit the web. While details are still scarce we know that the phone will be sporting a 800MHz chip and will be global ready.

HTC Merge/Lexikon User Guide hits the web

The upcoming HTC Merge/Lexikon’s user guide has hit the web, bringing with it a lot of previously unconfirmed details. We now know that the phone, as expected, has global radios, Android 2.2, and a slide-out keyboard. Further rumors point to this not being included in the exclusive “DROID” family, it was under consideration, but since then it has been scrapped. You can also notice from the additional pages from the user guide below that Bing is very heavily integrated with this phone. This will definitely be one of Verizon’s Android featuring Bing phones that we have heard so much about over the past few days. [gallery columns="2"] [Via Droid-Life]

HTC Lexikon, Verizon’s next Droid device?

It has been just over a month since we have first heard of the HTC Lexikon. It’s supposed specs were “pretty” impressive: MSM7630 Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 5-megapixel camera all inside this 3.8-inch display QWERTY slider. In standards of the next-gen phones we are seeing now, it’s nothing too ground breaking. However, it may just be coming to Verizon making it one of their best Android devices.