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Sprint’s Upcoming End of Line/Life Listing

Posted In Featured, News - By Mark Hearn On Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 7:43am PST With 19 Comments

All good things must eventually come to an end. This age old saying definitely applies to smartphones. Our beloved Super Spies have produced again! This time in the form of Sprint’s upcoming End of Line/Life listing. This listing covers the handsets that Sprint will stop ordering in order to make room for newer hardware. Starting this September orders for the white HTC EVO will begin to cease. The black EVO, as well as the Samsung Epic will receive the same treatment in October. Other popular handsets on the cutting block include the BlackBerry Bold 9650 (with camera) ¬†and the BlackBerry Curve (Graphite Gray), which orders will stop for in September as well. For those of you wondering, “What if my phone breaks and I have insurance?” Worry not! If a replacement device is not in stock, you’ll receive a comparable handset. In most cases this can be somewhat of an upgrade, but we highly advise against smashing your EVO in hopes of getting an EVO 3D.


Thanks Diddy!

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

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  1. Terry Knab says:

    You’re not likely to ever get a 3D instead of an Evo. The Photon will likely be the defacto replacement for the Evo (its specwise similar and honestly, I’d proabably rather have one anyway)

  2. Diddy says:

    maybe an iphone launch? lol

  3. Joy says:

    Should my Epic go out and I need a replacement will the “comparable handset” be brand new or refurbished? Knowing Sprint they’ll try and stiff you all the way and give you one that’s refurbished.

  4. Time for Gingerbread to be deported being they are going to stop the Epic 4G in favor of the Epic 2

  5. Anonymous says:

    surprised the pixi isnt on that list

  6. Fazeel24 says:

    Stopping the blackberry style!? Not so smart sprint… I understand the Bold and the Curve (making space for newer models) but the style is unique. Canceling it is a stupid move…

  7. Fazeel24 says:

    Stopping the blackberry style!? Not so smart sprint… I understand the Bold and the Curve (making space for newer models) but the style is unique. Canceling it is a stupid move…

  8. Jes says:

    Because the one your giving them back is brand new in the box, right?

  9. Jes says:

    Because the one your giving them back is brand new in the box, right?

  10. Anonymous says:

    OK those guys makes a lot of sense when you think about it.


  11. Elbo450 says:

    Definitely a refurb! Been there, Done that! It took 3 tries before they got me one that worked right.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ok does this mean if i break my evo i get to have the 3D version? i need to know…will they just give me a crappier phone?

  13. Sun79flower says:

    i just brought mine month ago n now i have to replacement if my phone broke with evo 3d what if i dont like evo 3d n rather have evo 4g

  14. Roo says:

    People really complaining about devices gong end of life?

    They can’t keep them all forever. New devices come out and in a year you’ll be able to upgrade again. Evo is over a year old now, no reason to keep it on the map when there’s already a new one out.

    Those people out there who recently bought 3D tv’s with glasses are going to feel the same way when the technology used for the Evo 3D is going to be used on huge flat screen TV’s (within the year). Everyone will move to the new technology and the older ones are taken off the shelves (or liquidated).

  15. Anonymous says:

    Whining, it’s what people do best. Every handset a carrier launches is eventually EOL’d to make room for something new or because the handset just doesn’t sell very well. While the BB Style might be a solid phone, maybe it didn’t sell well enough to justify keeping it around? The EVO 3D bests the original EVO in just about every stat. Why continue to offer both? If you don’t like the 3D, don’t use it.

  16. Anonymous says:

    In most cases, if you need to get a replacement device, they are going to ship you a refurbished EVO. If refurb inventory is low, then they will send something similar. The EVO3D is a great upgrade over the orignal EVO, with few downsides. If you don’t like 3D (which I don’t), you don’t have to use the 3D features to enjoy the handset. If they sent you an EVO3D and you dind’t want it, then trade it on craigslist or something.

  17. Anonymous says:

    A unique handset doesn’t necessarily mean it sells well. Or perhaps RIM isn’t going to make the Style anymore. Either way, that’s life in the wireless world.

  18. Anonymous says:

    It’s not just Sprint. Every carrier will replace a handset with refurbs if they are available, or a similar and possibly new device if not.

  19. bertomatic says:

    agreed, i love my Style, everyone that sees it goes, ooo, whats that, then i show them and they all say, “cool” all of them. The only thing i dont like is the voice mail, but that is sprints problem not the sytle, sprint v/m totally sucks.

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