HTC Merge / LG Genesis get U.S. Cellular release dates & price

By Jamie Pert - Jun 1, 2011

If you are a U.S. Cellular customer, or have been considering switching to the sixth-largest carrier in North America we have details regarding two smartphones which might interest you.

Let’s start with the LG Genesis, this smartphone will arrive on June 8th and will cost you $149.99 when you take into consideration a $100 mail-in rebate. You can find out all about this unique smartphone over at AndroidCentral, with two touchscreen displays it should certainly attract some interest. Just to recap you get a 3.5-inch external display, a 3.2-inch internal display and a 5 megapixel camera, it ships with Android 2.2 FroYo and features a physical QWERTY keyboard.

The HTC Merge is available from U.S. Cellular today, it also costs $149.99 when you take into account a $100 mail-in rebate and is quite similar to the HTC Desire Z. You can find out all about the HTC Merge over at the official HTC website here. The Merge ships with Android 2.2 FroYo and features a 3.8-inch display, a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera.

According to IntoMobile both handsets will receive Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates in the future, to be honest with you we can’t choose between the two offerings because they are both pretty similar in terms of specs, perhaps the Merge has the edge in terms looks and design, but the Genesis has the edge in terms of processing power and has those two touchscreen displays.

Which of the two would you choose?

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