Posted By RichC on March 16, 2011
While waiting for the HP Palm Pre3, I’m keeping my eyes on the QWERTY keyboard Android phones. One of the anticipated models from HTC was demoed at SXSW 2011 and it will be available on several carriers — the Merge. It has a 3.7 inch touchscreen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense on board. Some analysts believe that it will be priced aggressively making it an affordable smartphone. Although the slide-out keyboard full sized phone seems a little clunky compared to the easy to pocket Palm Pre, there are times I wouldn’t mind a bigger screen and keys that fit my thumbs.