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Verizon HTC Merge Clears FCC, No 4G LTE Love to be Found

HTC sure wasn’t messing around when they finally announced the Merge last week and said it would be here in the Spring.  It’s only March 2nd and the device’s FCC filing has been made available for public consumption including the full Verizon user guide, which is usually a pretty good sign that the phone is ready.  Well, we know it’s been ready for months, but maybe this time for real.  Too bad that a last minute 4G LTE radio was no where to be found though.

Anyone willing to pass on the Incredible 2 and  go with the Merge instead?

Via:  FCC, Phonescoop

Cheers @reistar83!

  • Anonymous

    I am baffled. Where can I find a User Manual for the Verizon HTC Merge. The one I founf for the US Cellular version doesn’t match up with what I have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133127578 Randy Luna

    bring the lte on this phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675809262 Kristine Elise Ross

    So, I have this phone… LOVE IT by the way… however it looks like there is a front facing camera in the top right corner but I cant tell what exactly it is because when I use skype it only lets me use the rear facing camera.. making skype mobile, pointless. Anyone know what is in the corner?

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME……….Price India

  • (v)urphy

    So if the Thunderbolt is the dream phone after my dream phone, would that make this my nightmare?

  • AMT0924

    If it is devoid of bing, then I might be willing to sacrifice .2″ of screen for a QWERTY keyboard

  • Jedry

    So that means the Merge should be $99 on contract.

    • http://bestresearchpaper.com/ research paper writing

      yes, but the main word is should be..who can say what will happen in the end?

  • Jawshua

    Shouldn’t this go to Android Life?

    And the mobile view is still broken! So annoying not being able to view it properly on my X. Sent a email about it and many comments.

  • des57

    I want a good phone with a keyboard that will replace my droid….is the merge the only phone coming out that has the keyboard?

  • Anonymous

    this phone should have been the evo shift 4G on verizon. if it was i would pic it up in a second. i made my girl get it cause she is on sprint and it owns…just wish it has the front facing cam

  • Bigdav1178

    These docs only matter if nothing has changed about this phone since August. If you take note to the date these documents were received by FCC and the dates the testing was done, you’ll note they’re very old. And if nothing has changed since then, all the more reason to question why Verizon held back its expect launch back in November… It could have been a decent phone back then, a mid-range freebie phone at best by today’s standards if nothing’s changed.

  • Rick

    Verizon left this sitting on the shelves for months so as not to eat up the sales of all the various Droid 2 releases. If they drop it for $149-199 on contract, that’s not bad. It’s the only thing I’d consider to replace my Droid Inc. A faster version, but with a keyboard. Sold!

  • Anonymous

    ta.gg/50h

  • heh

    ME

    I want that sweet ass keyboard.

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  • Anonymous

    This phone is bunk

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Andrew-swwrz/100000106816316 Thomas Andrew שוורץ

    I understand why they didnt release dual-core phones though…because theres no point of it..yet

    Gingerbread and Froyo dont support hardware acceleration and cant take full advantage of a dual-core processor…until IceCream is announced, dual core is pointless

  • Motta2003

    I’m still holding out hope for some Thunderbolt…but I’d go for the Inc2 over the merge. Having a keyboard isn’t that important to me.

  • Motta2003

    I’m still holding out hope for some Thunderbolt…but I’d go for the Inc2 over the merge. Having a keyboard isn’t that important to me.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing more HTC’s DROID 2 Global….months later, and 400mhz slower (1.2 vs 800).

    zzzz…..

    • Elkaos83

      I had the D2G. It’s the same processors as the DroidX, but in the D2G, they over-clocked it to 1.2GHz. This is the main reason the battery life is absolutely horrendous! And that blurr crap cripples the phone and location-based apps cause random freezes. D2G is a piece of junk and I would rather buy an 800 MHz HTC Global phone than ever think about buying a Motorola product. HTC Rules!

      • Raven

        I have a D2G and I love it. It is not “over-clocked” to 1.2, it is stock unlocked variable 300-1200Mhz by default and it gets better battery life than my 550Mhz Droid 1 did before I rooted and unlocked it. Blur does not “cripple” the phone, I don’t even notice that I have it with Launcher Pro installed. I use location based apps all of the time with FB Places and Latitude both and have never had a freeze in either. Perhaps the PEBKAC.

    • Blahshed

      If u have no interest in this phone then u do not care for a physical keyboard which means this isnt the phone for you. Screw Droid2 and Droid3 with the motorola locked bootloaders phones suck without real custom roms. No there is no official statement that D3 will have locked bootloader but if u dont think it will be locked your crazy. Moto already said if u want custom roms buy from someone else.
      yeah its 800mhz and at 800mhz its twice the speed of the 1.2ghz D2..it also overclocks perfectly to 1.5ghz and has been clocked up to 1.9ghz. Also has better batt life at 1.5ghz then D2 does at 1ghz. This phone will be running cyanogenmod 7 android 2.3.3 within a couple months after its release (which is friggin amazing).

      The bing is nothing more then the bing app from market (bloatware) preloaded on the device can be uninstalled in minutes with titanium, so it has nothing to do with the device.

      If u say a keyboard is not that important to you…..THEN THIS IS NOT THE DEVICE FOR YOU!
      This device is for ppl who say I WILL NOT BUY A DEVICE WITHOUT A KEYBOARD!

      Bottom line these HTC Sliders (G2 vision, merge, shift, desire z) are the best physical keyboarded devices currently available and they may not have the best hardware specs but they most deffinetly get the job done right and without frustration (shift isnt as good as vision and merge with smaller screen and lower rom but still great if sprint is your only option)

      If your on vzw and you have been waiting or wanting a great mod-able physical keyboarded device then the HTC MERGE is the device for you. Ignore the retards who speak without thinking first

  • thecomedian

    De-binged I hope?

  • Anonymous

    Why are we suppose to care about this phone??

    • (v)urphy

      Because it’s on Verizon…

  • Stephen D

    Pass, bring on the Droid 3 leaks.

  • Anonymous

    Hopes and Dreams = Crushed. Thanks HTC.

  • Anonymous

    No Thunderbolt update?

    • DanSke

      Yeah. Update: Its still in a box. Becoming more obsolete by the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    This was HTC’s chance to be the first one to offer a phone with a physical keyboard and all the goodies (dual core, 4G, FFC, etc…)

    They dropped the ball.

    • DudeRedSaw

      HTC dropped the ball this whole year thus far. No dual-core, no Gingerbread Sense, and the fail…I mean facebook phone they introduced. HTC is becoming a joke.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, I was looking forward to having an HTC as my next phone. The only hope still left is like someone else said a week or two ago. Maybe they’re focusing all the talent on a badass device,

        • DudeRedSaw

          Evo2? *drooling* (No more of this tomfoolery EvoShift crap either)

      • Rick

        Your posting is a joke. This phone has been ready to go since November, but was shelved because of the Droid 2′s that came out. Say it was released in November as originally intended, would you then be raging against a phone that’s been out for 5 months? Dual-core is pointless right now since the OS doesn’t take advantage of it yet. Your ignorant posting is embarrassing.

      • Rick

        Your posting is a joke. This phone has been ready to go since November, but was shelved because of the Droid 2′s that came out. Say it was released in November as originally intended, would you then be raging against a phone that’s been out for 5 months? Dual-core is pointless right now since the OS doesn’t take advantage of it yet. Your ignorant posting is embarrassing.

  • Gregalst

    Cue “Do Not Want” dog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

    “Anyone willing to pass on the Incredible 2 and go with the Merge instead?”

    Lul.

    • EC8CH

      well said