/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

HTC Merge (photos)

This hefty Android 2.2 smartphone has a QWERTY slider and a good camera.

cnet.png
CNET Reviews staff
34830120_OVR.png
1 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Screen

The HTC Merge has a 3.8-inch WVGA screen that looks nice and bright, although it's not the top of the market. The Merge uses HTC's Sense interface.
34830120_PALM.png
2 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Heft

Heavy in the hand (7 ounces!), metal finishings lend the Merge its noticeable heft.
34830120_BUTTONS.png
3 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Slider

Sometimes our hands slipped when trying to open the sliding mechanism, sometimes we had no problems.
34830120_FT.png
4 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

QWERTY

Typing was fine with the keyboard's smallish buttons, but we've felt snappier. We do, however, like the indicator lights above the keyboard, and the customizable A1 shortcut key.
34830120_BK.png
5 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Back

A partially brushed-metal backing gives the Merge a more premium feel.
34830120_SD.png
6 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Side view

HTC's phones are rarely boring to behold.
34830120_DT1.png
7 of 7 Josh Miller

Secret SIM

Although this is a CDMA-only phone in NOrth America, you can slip a GSM SIM card into the dual-mode Merge when traveling abroad.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
The new Genesis G90 looks incredible

More Galleries

The new Genesis G90 looks incredible

6 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
International Space Station shines in glamour shots from SpaceX Crew Dragon

More Galleries

International Space Station shines in glamour shots from SpaceX Crew Dragon

10 Photos