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Old May 23rd, 2011, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC Merge vs. LG Genesis

Despite the fact that US Cellular has not officially acknowledged that either of these phones is coming to their line-up, both manufacturers are now featuring the phones and links to USC on their product pages.

I am in the market for my first Android phone and I am leaning heavily towards the Genesis but might consider the Merge as well.

The main factors influencing my decision are my desire for a physical keyboard and the ability to run flash media.

These factors limit my choices to these two phones and the Apex and Acclaim. The last two phones are clearly stated to not run flash because of their processor speed.

I have two questions:

1. Which phone would any of you recommend that I get based on my criteria?

2. I have seen multiple people criticize the Genesis or call it an android "starter" phone while praising the Merge as a "top of the line" device. Everything I have seen regarding the Merge, including HTC's USC product page for it, shows it as using an 800 mhz processor. According to USC's standards, the Merge shouldn't be able to run flash media. Am I missing some other factor or factors that makes the Merge a better choice than the Genesis and overcomes the processor issue?

Thanks for any replies.
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