The folks over at BGR have managed to get their hands on a bunch of photos of the next Droid from Verizon the HTC Merge/Lexikon. From the pictures, this Droid from HTC looks similar to the Motorola Droid 2. The full slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the device looks very impressive as well. The handset will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7630CPU and will sport a 4-inch screen. The phone will also sport a 5MP camera at its back along with a microSD card slot.
The device will be running on Android 2.2 with the newer version of HTC Sense UI on top of it. However, Verizon is seriously going to cripple this new Droid by removing all the Google applications usually found in an Android phone with Bing suite of applications.
BIG thumbs down to Verizon for this! I seriously don’t know why Verizon is replacing the Google suite of applications from a phone running on Google’s own OS with Microsoft’s services. LAME!
Specifications of two new upcoming Android handsets from HTC have surfaced on the internet. These two new unannounced phones are the HTC Lexikon and the HTC Bee. The HTC Lexikon will feature a 3.8-inch AMOLED/S-LCD screen, with a WVGA (480×800) resolution. The Lexikon will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7630 processor running at 800 MHz. The handset will also pack in a 5MP cam, and 512MB of MB along with 4GB of internal memory.
The phone will also feature a QWERTY. However, whether the phone will have a portrait QWERTY or a slide-out QWERTY is still unknown. The HTC Bee is the smaller brother of the Lexicon. The HTC Bee features a 3.2-inch QVGA display, along with 384MB of RAM. The phone is powered by the age old Qualcomm MSM7625 528 MHz processor. This phone also features a 5MP camera, along with an LED flash at its back. The specs of both these phones were extracted from the company’s own ROM.
Both these phones will release with Android 2.2 (Froyo) on board, and will also feature the popular HTC Sense UI. Both these phones will fit in the low-to-middle end category in the mobile phone market. This will help Android penetrate into this category. HTC might announce these two phones in their upcoming September 15 event.