If the rumor we’re reporting on right now is true, a few of Verizon’s top devices – including the relatively-recent Motorola DROID 3 and the LTE-enabled LG Revolution – are set to hit end of life status.
End of life means you’ll be hard-pressed to find them for sale by Verizon or their third-party retailers, but they will still offer hardware and software support. You usually see a few quick bug-fixing OTAs after end-of-life hits and warranties are often fulfilled long afterward, if not replaced by newer devices if Asurion happens to run out of them.
For what it’s worth, a few hotspot units are also hitting the bottom of the ocean but expect Verizon to introduce new ones following CES. As for the Android devices, we, of course,suspect that the DROID 4 will be taking the DROID 3′s place sometime soon.
The LG Revolution may or may not get a “replacement” per se, but the rumored LG Connect 4G is said to be headed to their LTE network and is pretty much a dual-core upgrade.
I know end-of-life sounds bad, but it’s really not that bad. If you want these phones and you don’t already have them by the time stock evaporates I’m sure a couple quick tricks to eBay, Amazon and Craigslist will get you on your way. [The Verge]
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- Check out the LG Revolution forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Motorola DROID 3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.