The Android-based HTC Merge has curiously disappeared from the news lately.
Some users have hoped that the handset would be announced by Verizon at CES 2011, but that obviously didn’t happen (the only new HTC smartphone presented by the carrier at CES was the Thunderbolt).
So, what happened to the Merge after all?
It’s not clear yet, but Droid-life reports that it may have been cancelled by Verizon. However, Alltel (which, of course, is owned by Verizon) could launch the Merge as early as next month – and the photo below can be taken as some sort of proof that the handset is headed to Alltel.
Sure enough, the Merge may also hit Verizon sometime later this year – there have been some rumors suggesting that its launch is delayed because HTC wants to put an LTE radio in it. We’ll bring new details on this as soon as we have them.
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