HTC Merge preview and benchmark

Today’s a relatively slow news day so I’m going to post some HTC Merge related sotries here. The HTC Merge (also know as the HTC Lexikon) is the Dual-mode (GSM-CDMA) version of the HTC Desire Z launching on Verizon in the coming weeks. AndroidCentral managed to scoop one of the devices and posted a quick preview which also includes a video of the device’s 800Mhz MSM7630 chipset being benchmarked. The Adreno 205 GPU can be seen crunching out some really nice numbers which is nice to see but probably a little bit depressing if you are planning on getting a Windows Phone 7 device this fall (All WP7 devices are rumored to have the QSD8250 chiosetwiththe rgular Adreno 200 GPU).

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Verizon HTC Merge aka HTC Lexikon shows up in live pictures

BGR managed to snap a couple of pictures of the Verizon HTC Merge which is also know as the HTC Lexikon. The Dual-Mode (CDMA and GSM) Android 2.2 is probably going to be the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z that was announced no long ago so you can expect it to have similar specifications including the MSM7x30 chipset. More pictures after the break:

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