Alltel grabs HTC Merge: priced and pre-order dated

Alltel has become the first carrier to publicly commit to the HTC Merge, promising pre-orders for the QWERTY smartphone will kick off from March 28. The Android 2.2 Froyo device has a 3.8-inch display and is a World Phone, meaning it has both CDMA and GSM radios for use on Alltel and when roaming abroad.

There's also a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and an 800MHz processor, with HTC Sense running on top of Froyo. GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi round out the key specs.

The Alltel Merge will be priced at $124.99 with a new, two-year agreement and following an unspecified mail-in rebate. Alltel is yet to confirm exact launch dates, so there's no telling quite how long the pre-order phase will last.

[via Android Community]