I thought I would poke around and look at Amazon today and see if there was anything with the "merge" name associated with Verizon. Well there are (33) as of today http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...acUvbUpU413576 and they do match the shape, size and physical layout. Too bad its not the rumored Evo like device, still we have that coming as well.
so i just did a quick check again on amazon, and there are 80 items, including OEM replacement battery. so i believe that the launch date is getting extremely close, i hope this thrusday the 11th... im in desperate need of a new phone and entering the smartphone arena