Although the HTC Merge seems tailor-made for Verizon with its red accents, so far we've only seen the device land on carriers Alltel and Cellular South. Now a couple of apps have given us hope that we may finally, finally see the Merge hit Verizon's shelves. First up, a Merge-specific version of VZ Navigator is now available for download in the Market, which you can find right here. If that's not enough, the Merge also appears on the list of devices getting support for Verizon's own Indycar app in the near future.
While these apps don't give any indication as to exactly when we can expect the Merge to launch on Big Red, it's worth noting that a version of VZ Navigator for the ThunderBolt showed up in early March, only a couple of weeks before the phone was actually released. Of course, it's possible that these are just a couple of slip-ups and the Merge isn't coming to Verizon, but with the evidence of a VZW launch mounting, it certainly seems like we're getting close to it actually going down. The question is, in the face of devices like the ThunderBolt and DROID 2 Global, will anyone actually care about the Merge when/if it does come to Verizon?