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Remember all those rumors months back about a new HTC Merge? Well, it seems like the phones are actually going to hit the market soon this time around.

Based on news coming from the Verizon cell phone bastion, the company plans to launch the HTC Merge to be used on its CDMA network. Judging from the looks of it, the device looks like a close relative of the HTC Inspire albeit with a full-size slideout keyboard. Set to come out fully decked with Android 2.2 and HTC Sense on a 3.8 inch touchscreen - the HTC Merge looks like another solid piece of HTC hardware. 

Unlike most of HTC's phones, the Merge is going to use Verizon's CDMA network in North America. Although not the most popular network technology in Europe, CDMA is still widely used in the United States. Thankfully, it is now possible for CDMA phones to use GSM networks when roaming. Old habits die hard because I'm still a fan of using GSM devices and being able to switch out my SIM cards as I travel.

Nevertheless, it looks like HTC is really going full throttle by realasing a whole slew of different Android phones to fit a variety of tastes. Let's wait and see what other details we can glean about the upcoming releases.

Source: Eweek

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