HTC Merge Review (US Cellular)

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Follow me: Website: BlogTV Full review of the new HTC Merge for US Cellular. The Merge is an Android-powered smartphone that features a 3.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480, 800MHz processor, 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, and Android 2.2 Froyo. The HTC Merge is available now for 9.99 after 0 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract. HTC Merge Review HTC Merge Review HTC Merge Review The HTC Merge is a decent Android smartphone for US Cellular, but its heft and stubborn slider could turn some away. Since the HTC Merge is one of the few CDMA world phones in the US, it's fitting we first heard of the Android 2.2 slider at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, before picking it up for a closer look a few months later at CTIA. The features are midrange by today's 4G, dual-core standards, but decent: like a 3.8-inch multitouch screen, an 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. There's also that SIM card slot beneath the back cover for slipping in an international SIM. While we did encounter some design flaws, the Merge is decent value at 9.99 with a new two-year service agreement and after a mail-in rebate. That puts it on par with US Cellular's other higher-end phone, the Samsung Mesmerize, also 9.99, but it pales in comparison with AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G, which is 4G-capable, and has a better camera to boot. better camera to boot. Design The HTC Merge is a whopper, not because of screen size (unlike the Inspire 4G, with its 4.3-inch screen that pushes it into jumbo phone territory), but because the Merge's thick, heavy body makes an impression the second you pick it up. It measures 4.8 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs a stunning 7 ounces, thanks to the brushed aluminum on the back cover and rimming the phone ...
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