Not that this comes as any sort of surprise, given the age of the devices in question, but it's still interesting that Verizon is dropping several BlackBerry devices all at once. In a leaked screenshot obtained by a tipster, it appears that Verizon is discontinuing the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, Curve 8330, 8830 World Edition, and the Storm 9530. Once these are off of the shelves, Verizon will be left with the Tour 9630, Curve 8530, and Storm2 9550, with the Bold 9XXX coming soon.
I was always a big fan of the concept behind the Pearl Flip 8230, but I never felt like (1) Verizon threw enough marketing support behind it, and (2) RIM made it powerful enough. Perhaps we'll see another device with a similar form factor. I also liked the Storm, after improvements in overall build quality and the introduction of OS 5.0.
If you're an owner of one of the aforementioned devices, how do you feel about the situation?