Today has been a rumor-filled day for those of you who follow the Android scene. And we like rumors, so here's another one to tempt your palate.
BerryScoop today claimed that a reliable source informed them of Verizon's future plans for the Droid Eris. The source mentioned that Eris' end of life (EOL) would be April 1st of this year and that the HTC Incredible would be launching around that same time. Additionally, they mentioned that despite speculation of the Nexus One coming to Verizon retail stores, that this is unlikely and Verizon is viewing the Incredible as their token superphone.
Now, to make things a little more interesting, the folks at Phandroid got wind of the rumor, and seem to think it's preposterous.
"Let’s just say I would be incredibly surprised if this actually happened and the fact that the source of this rumor is BerryScoop – a non-Android site with little proven history – I can’t say I’m very confident in the potential they nailed this rumor."
They suggest that it doesn't make sense for the Eris to be phased out now, as it was only released in November. Additionally, they mention that the Eris and Incredible are two different phones for different demographics and that removing it from Verizon's smartphone lineup would be a hindrance to the selection of phones they offer.
Let's not forget that all of this is just a rumor, and there's nothing to confirm on either side as of yet. I will say this, though - if I were in a position of power, I would put a buying freeze on all Android devices for the next few months to prevent an uproar of buyers remorse. Sound off in the comments!