- 05-11-2011, 08:29 PM #2
- 05-11-2011, 09:34 PM #3
If this phone had actually come out last year like it was supposed to, it would seem like a good mid range phone, but at this point in the game it looks like it belongs on the budget line. Like, I would get this for a teenager on a limited data plan.
- 05-11-2011, 09:36 PM #4
- 05-12-2011, 01:23 AM #5
- 05-12-2011, 07:08 AM #6
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- Stocked out! Whoo!!!
I look forward to comments on Verizon Merge sightings. There's a 3rd party retailer near my house but I'm swamped the next couple of days unfortunately. Hopefully, some user reviews will come out too.
Also, where's the usual crowd of folks that should be freaking out at this news?
Last edited by dyslexicbunny; 05-12-2011 at 07:31 AM.
- 05-12-2011, 08:40 AM #7
It's a shame that HTC's first landscape slider on Verizon isn't very good. One of my friends was going to get a Droid R2D2 and I told him to wait for the Merge because it's still a slider and it's HTC, but I didn't realize the specs were so low end. Maybe I'll tell him to hold on until the Droid 3 comes (he has an OG Droid).
I guess I can see why this isn't going to be in any corporate stores.
- 05-12-2011, 08:43 AM #8
- 05-12-2011, 10:27 AM #9
- 05-12-2011, 12:41 PM #10
Sorry...busy at work.
Needless to say, I still want this, especially after having my DInc for 2 weeks...I LOVE Android, and the Incredible is awesome, BUT FOR the lack of a real keyboard. Thus, the Merge, which is essentially an Incredible with a Keyboard (the 2nd gen 800 mhz chip is as good or better than the Inc's older 1 Ghz chip...or so says Phil...and the random dude I met who had a merge) , is perfect.
My only real concern is not so much ROM support (I probably won't root) but the fact that they will ignore it accessories/updates-wise...I had a Blackberry flip for the last 2 years, and hated how the OS was never bumped, nor could you find any accessories.
As for BING...I don't use the search that often, especially with "Around Me" app and Google Maps being available to download.
Balance that with the fact that there seem to be ZERO slider keyboard phones on the horizon for Verizon...I may have to jump on this thing...
I am a little hesitant though...maybe its because I know I don't get another upgrade for 2 years....
Forgot to say for good measure: Damn you Verizon, you black slab loving tools. This should have been out MONTHS ago...
- 05-12-2011, 12:56 PM #11
- 23 Posts
To me, the only positives of this phone are the awesome keyboard and being an HTC slider phone.
With that said, the negatives include only an 800MHZ processor, 512MB Ram, old HTC sense, old android OS.
Coming from an OG Droid, with 256 RAM, 600MHZ Processor, Same size screen, no HTC sense and 2.1, I feel like I would be wasting my money on this phone. Especially with so many new phones coming out that boast a 1GB of Ram, 1MHz processors, new versions of Sense or any other Rom and the new Android OS. I don't know how I could justify this phone.
- 05-12-2011, 01:53 PM #12
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- 05-12-2011, 03:55 PM #14
If the price is right this could still be an excellent device for one big reason. What other devices on Verizon are HTC with a keyboard? Buying this off contract is probably the best course of action, but I use my phone mostly for business so this would still be perfect for me.
- 05-13-2011, 01:20 PM #15
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