Recently, we saw the launch of Windows phone 7 powered Dell Venue Pro, Nokia E7, HTC Desire Z, Acer Liquid Metal and Samsung Galaxy Ace in Indian stores. Most of these mobiles cost more than Rs 15,000 and according to market reports, these models grabbed good sales. More over, major retailers have listed smartphones like Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Xperia Arc, HTC Incredible S, Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003 for pre-ordering which hints the official launch in near future.
One of the major online retailers in India, LetsBuy has listed the Taiwan based smartphone maker HTC's first Android dual band smartphone, HTC Merge, in its website for pre-ordering. Users can pre-order the HTC Merge at Rs 35,000.
The Android dual band HTC Merge was announced back in Feb 2011. HTC Merge supports both GSM and CDMA bands, which make it an exclusive 'world phone.' It has a 3.8-inch Capacitive touchscreen display with a slide-out full QWERTY keypad for easy typing and fast messaging.
The operating system on HTC Merge is Android 2.2 Froyo and it offers 800 MHz processor with 363 MB RAM. This new mobile gives a 5 megapixel camera at rear with LED flash and camera supports HD 720p video recording. HTC boasted Sense UI on this Android smartphone.
HTC Merge Specifications & Features:
* 3.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
* Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
* Android 2.2 Froyo OS
* Dual band (GSM+CDMA)
* HTC Sense UI
* 5 MP camera with LED flash
* Supports HD 720p video recording
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Bluetooth 2.1
* 32 GB micro SD support
HTC has not yet officially announced the launch of HTC Merge in India. Hopefully, we can expect this smartphone in Indian stores soon. So, stay tuned for more updates.