The Taiwan-based smartphone company, HTC has officially revealed its first Android CDMA world slider phone as HTC Merge. The Android 2.2 OS powered HTC Merge will come with a full sliding Qwerty keypad and HTC Sense into the North American mobile market in the starting of spring 2011. With HTC Merge, users will receive reliable smartphone experience.
Besides the upcoming social smartphones HTC ChaCha and Salsa, HTC has planned to launch its innovative Android-based CDMA world phone HTC Merge. It has dual-mode CDMA and GSM functionality that lets users to continue the CDMA network domestically and then automatically switch over to the GSM network when users travel overseas.
The entire specifications of Merge are not exposed with its reveal. But one would expect that Merge will be offered by HTC among with Sprint and Verizon Wireless. HTC Merge has included the world roaming abilities. HTC is featured with a 3.8-inch touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash for capturing outstanding images, 720p HD video recording ability, GPS, and Wi-Fi. Of course, HTC will comprise HTC Sense interface covering the Android 2.2 Froyo Operating System with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support.
It is designed as slider phone with full Qwerty keypad. In some extent, Merge looks similar to EVO 4G’s slider version EVO Shift 4G which was introduced in last May by Sprint and HTC. But, the Merge’s display is a little larger than the EVO Shift.
The Merge’s users will be able to enjoy fast and trouble-free functions to access Flickr for sharing and viewing images and photographs with its Exchange ActiveSync, thus it will be easy to find new ways for customizing experience with the Android Market by using more than 100,000 applications. As well as users can also simply stay in touch with friends in group with Facebook and Twitter updates as a result of HTC FriendStream feature.
The president of HTC Americas, Jason Mackenzie stated, “HTC prides itself on creating unique solutions that meet the needs of different customers, and with features like a full keyboard and global 3G roaming, the HTC Merge smartphone is the perfect example of this commitment.”
He added, “Combining the functionality of Android with the HTC Sense experience, the HTC Merge is the perfect device for those customers who are looking for a reliable mobile experience with the features and functionality of a smartphone, whether it’s at home or travelling around the world.“