updated 08:15 pm EDT, Thu April 7, 2011
Carrier brings four recent Android handsets
Alltel has announced that it is now shipping four Android handsets: LG's Axis, Samsung's Gem, HTC's Merge and Motorola's Milestone X. Both the Merge and Milestone X, which is better known as the Droid X on Verizon, represent the high-end smartphones equipped with Android 2.2. The Gem and Axis arrive as midrange devices, which have been available since the beginning of the year.
The Milestone X brings a 4.3-inch touchscreen, HDMI connection, 8GB of internal storage, and an eight-megapixel camera capable of capturing HD video.
The Merge is the latest device in the new group, arriving first through Alltel. The device features dual-mode operation, pairing CDMA and GSM radios, along with an 800MHz Snapdragon CPU, a 3.8-inch touchscreen, and a five-megapixel camera that is also capable of shooting HD video.
All of the handsets are now available directly from Alltel's website or retail locations.