FCC Approves Verizon-Branded HTC Merge
HTC recently announced the Merge, a new CDMA world phone that has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Google's Android operating system. When first announced, HTC didn't note what CDMA wireless carriers would offer the Merge. Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal the Merge is most likely headed to Verizon Wireless first. In the draft user manual published by the FCC, Verizon Wireless and Verizon's services are mentioned repeatedly. Verizon hasn't confirmed that it will sell the Merge, but it has offered CDMA world phones, such as the Motorola Droid Pro, in the past.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Verizon to Kick Off HTC 10 Preorders April 29
Verizon Wireless today said it will begin accepting preorders for the HTC 10 on April 29. Verizon expects the phone to launch in early May and has not yet provided pricing details for the phone.
Verizon Shares More HTC 10 Launch Details
Verizon Wireless says it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock the HTC 10 in retail stores, beginning May 5.
BlackBerry Says CDMA Version of KEYone Now At Best Buy
BlackBerry Mobile today said the Verizon-ready, CDMA model of its KEYone smartphone is available at Best Buy stores. The phone is sold unlocked with support for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks.