HTC has recently introduced the Merge (aka Lexikon), an Android smartphone with sliding QWERTY keyboardfor quick text input. To be released by Alltel, the HTC Merge will cost $124.99 with a 2-year contract. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm 800MHz processor and runs Android 2.2 with HTC Sense UI. It is HTC’s first Android-based CDMA world phone, meaning it also supports GSM/WCDMA network for roaming.
The HTC Merge features a 3.8-inch large touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel camera with 720p video recording capability, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.
Alltel will start accepting pre-order on 28 March.