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This article was published on February 25, 2011


HTC announces yet another Android handset – the Merge set for US launch

HTC announces yet another Android handset – the Merge set for US launch
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Not content with the sixAndroiddevices it unleashed at Mobile World Congress last week, HTC has announced another. The Merge is set to hit multiple US carrier this Spring.

As a handset, it’s got some pretty run-of-the-mill specs for a 2011 release. Sporting a QWERTY slide-out keyboard and running Android 2.2 FroYo, the Merge offers a 3.8-inch touch-screen display and a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture capability.

It also carries HTC’s Sense UI but it’s the CDMA world radio that should interest potential buyers here  – this is HTC’s first Android device to carry one.

The Merge seems like a fine mid-ranger but has us asking “How many is too many Android handsets from one manufacturer?” HTC seems to spit a new one out every other week…

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