The HTC Merge comes with a 5 megapixel camera, capable of recording 720p video. While that's nothing new in the smartphone market at this time, it's still a decent addition to the phone. At times, the camera on the HTC Merge is easily capable of replacing a separate digital camera or digital video recorder. The pictures did seem slightly dull but overall decent.
In addition to the camera, the HTC Merge, like all other Android powered smartphones, has free access to the Android Market. This gives the HTC Merge access to over 100,000 applications, both free and paid and, with the recent release of the Amazon App Store, the HTC Merge has yet another portal to receive new applications.
Another interesting aspect of the HTC Merge is that it is a global smartphone, much like the Motorola Droid 2 Global. While the main build of the HTC Merge makes it a CDMA smartphone, it does have a slot for SIM cards, allowing you to use it on a GSM network. This does not mean you can just jump on AT&T or T-Mobile's networks, but it does mean you can use the HTC Merge in other places around the world such as Europe.