Considering how many times the Motorola DROID 4 has leaked over the past few months, one might think that the 4G LTE slider is official and available for purchase. Obviously that's not the case, though the rumor mill has alleged that it could be coming in early February. Where does that leave the DROID 3? If a report out of The Verge today is true, it lands the six-month-old handset on the dreaded End-of-Life list. An anonymous tipster has told the site that the final shipments of the DROID 3 will be arriving on Verizon stores this month, a claim that may support the rumors that the DROID 4 is due to launch next month. The good news for the DROID 3 is that it won't be the only Verizon product getting EOL'ed this month, as the source also said that the LG Revolution, BlackBerry Curve 3G, Palm Pre 2 and all three mobile hotspot devices will be getting the axe this month.
With the DROID 4 on the horizon, it makes sense that Verizon would want to kill off the DROID 3 and try to get any keyboard addicts to upgrade to the D4 and Big Red's 4G LTE network. Still, that doesn't make it less of a bummer for the still-young DROID 3 and its owners. As for some of the other devices on the list, the claim that the LG Revolution is getting EOL'ed means that its successor, the LG Spectrum, could be right around the corner. Some new mobile hotspot devices are also likely in the pipeline considering that the three models getting discontinued this month are the only ones currently offered by Verizon. When exactly all of these shiny new gadgets will go on sale is still anyone's guess, but with CES kicking off in less than two weeks, it may not be long before all is finally revealed.
Via The Verge