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-Branded Windows Phone Pops Up on FCC Site
Documents on the FCC website recently revealed an unannounced handset from Microsoft intended for Verizon Wireless. The FCC notes the device supports Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks, but reveals little else.
FCC Approves Possible HTC Nexus Phones
The FCC has approved two new handsets from HTC that may be bound for Google's Nexus program. The FCC documents don't confirm much other than the model numbers and radio support, but they do leave a few clues as to the devices' potential.
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.