Updated End of Life Listing Makes us Wonder What’s on the Way?
Not too long ago we got a taste of Sprint’s EOL (End of Life) listing and got a look at what handsets were on their way to retirement. Our beloved Super Spies have just hit us with an update and it appears that Sprint has made a few adjustments here and there. For starters the HTC EVO 4G has been pushed up to mid-September and oddly the original Samsung Epic 4G is now nowhere to be found. Perhaps they’ll be setting the original Epic to freebie status in the next few weeks due to the Galaxy S II’s release.
As a brief refresher, this listing means that Sprint will soon stop ordering the listed handsets for their retail stores. If you happen to need a replacement due to theft or damage, they will provide you with a comparable handset if your device is no longer in stock. Before you start freaking out, in most cases this results in a slight upgrade. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you should “accidentally” break your EVO or Bold 9650, but this should give you an idea of what to expect in the next few months.