U.S. Cellular today released the HTC Merge and announced the LG Genesis is coming to U.S. Cellular. The HTC Merge is available today, and the LG Genesis will debut June 9th. Both of these Android-powered phones are priced at $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a data plan. Here is more info on these two Android phones on U.S. Cellular:
The HTC Merge is our first Android-powered Global Ready smartphone, if you're traveling abroad this summer, you can stay in touch with friends and family no matter the continent or time zone by using a required SIM card and service for the country you?re visiting. The HTC Merge also has a keyboard that can be switched to 18 different languages and offers users the freedom to check Facebook, tweet, text, browse the web and access e-mails anytime using the 3.8-inch touch screen or the slide out QWERTY keyboard. Other handy features include a 5.0 megapixel camera, GPS, 720p video recorder, Adobe Flash 10.1 and a customizable quick key that lets you program your favorite function whether it?s an app, web site, media player or contact.
The HTC Merge and the LG Genesis are equipped with the Froyo 2.2 Android platform, and the Android Market has more than 200,000 apps awaiting download by users. Both smartphones are also Wi-Fi hotspot capable and come with 8GB memory cards.
Exclusive to U.S. Cellular, the LG Genesis features a sleek flip design with two touch screens that allow users to view social network updates and stay up-to-speed with texts and e-mails. Input lightning fast messaging on the 3.5-inch touch screen using Swype? technology on a virtual QWERTY keyboard or text hands free using voice. The internal 3.2-inch touch screen is paired with a wide, slide out keyboard that also makes typing quick and easy. A built-in 5.0 megapixel camera and 32 GB of storage makes snapping and sharing pictures of family and friends in high or low light a breeze with auto focus and zoom functions.
The HTC Merge is available for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and the LG Genesis is $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply. For more info visit www.uscellular.com