A new HTC mobile phone with Google's Android operating system on board was spotted on the Global Certification Forum (GCF) website, where it sports the name of HTC Merge.
The handset passed through the GCF with support for quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE and single band UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA at 2100 MHz frequencies on board.
Interestingly enough, the HTC Merge was listed at GCF with model number ADR6325 attached to it, the same as a previously leaked device
in Verizon Wireless's inventory in the United States did.
According to a recent article
on the unwired, there are great chances that the ADR6325 would become a world phone, especially since Verizon is a CDMA carrier.
The GSM / GPRS / EDGE and UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA bands the handset
supports are those used in Europe and Asia, most probably meaning that the phone should arrive in these markets when released.
However, this does not exclude the possibility that Verizon Wireless would also add it to its offering, and that it would in fact be an Android-based world phone for this carrier.
All in all, there are not too many pieces of information available on HTC Merge, except maybe for the fact that it should run under Google's mobile operating system
According to the rumors on it, the Merge should be powered by a 1GHz processor, while packing a 10 megapixel photo snapper on the back, but this hasn't been confirmed for the time being.
In all fairness, all that is certain on this device for the time being is the fact that it exists, and that it packs support for GSM and European / Asian UMTS networks.
Hopefully, it won't be too long before additional info on it emerge, as it usually happens with this type of mobile phones
, so stay tuned for more on this.