A while back, one of our tipsters informed us of an unused model number for an HTC Android-based handset for Verizon Wireless. The model number was spotted on the Droid Incredible’s USB cable that listed other compatible devices. At that time, the only other HTC phone on Verizon was the HTC Droid Eris so we naturally thought “new phone!” We were finally able to confirm it to be a new device when another tipster later sent us an internal shot of the model number in Verizon’s database. That database entry was later updated to include a name – the HTC Merge. We thought it could be another device by HTC for Verizon that’s been making its rounds, but according to BGR’s latest leak, it isn’t.
This phone is also equipped with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard (though the backing color is black instead of red) and has a 5-megapixel camera opposed to the 8-megapixel camera on the 4-inch device (which we still have yet to be able to put a name to.) The screen here looks smaller, as well, though I can’t really confirm this myself. We also know that it’ll have world roaming capabilities, something we’ve heard before. Make your way to BGR for the full gallery.