It's the end of the line for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the HTC Droid Eris
This article contains unofficial information.
The PCD ADR6200 appears on the list as going EOL in late May. That device is the HTC Droid Eris and under normal circumstances, letting the handset become extinct after a fairly recent November launch would seem strange. But with the HTC Incredible about to be introduced, the Droid Eris and it's 3.2 inch screen becomes obsolete. Both are Android phones and both are manufactured by HTC. But the Incredible has superior specs-including a 3.7 inch display-and the Droid Eris will not be able to compete with it.
Other names on the list include the Motorola A455 Rival which is no longer available, the Samsung i770 Saga Blue, U310 Knack (in May) and the U960 Rogue (also in May).
RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Preliminary Specifications
HTC Droid Eris Specifications | Review
HTC Incredible Preliminary Specifications
1. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I hope they replace the Knack, that's a great phone for the older generation looking for a simple to operate cell phone.
15. camjurgz (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
i think you meant to say "its also has killer commission" "commission killer" implies that it "kills" or lessens your commission
2. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
lol..guess those who bought the underpowered Eris and pulling battery Tour wont get replenished and are now outdated
3. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
I got an Eris and couldn't be happier with it. Deff less buggy than the Droid. Rooted it yesterday, have navigation and wi-fi tethering for free. I feel real outdated... ; )
5. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
vzwtechbill +1... The Tour has been a great phone, especially with OS 5.0.
8. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
See jrdumbass, Verizon doesn't abandon its customers, even with EOL. In fact, if you feel like you need a new phone, you can sometimes get an early upgrade, unlike other companies who rarely offer that.
6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
It lools like it's coming, but honestly I'd look at the incredible if you want a nexus one.
7. Ebonyks (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Pulling the droid eris to me is the most compelling sign that the legend is coming to verizon. Not that's anything wrong with the eris, but i know i'd much rather be packing the unibody legend in my pocket.
9. xmguy1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)
I'd rather have the Droid. But I still like my Eris never the less. I guess the Eris will never see 2.1 FW now. Great. Thanks VZW!
10. corporateJP (Posts: 1294; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
The only thing that really belongs on that list is the Moto Rival A455. I'd like to slap whoever passed that device and let it on the network. The Eris (if not the Tour as well) could be sold as an entry-level smart phone for a lower cost. I can't imagine some people on budgets are going to be willing to drop $300 on the Incredible (or Moto Droid for that matter) before a rebate. That's why the Eris sold so well.
13. XxxMich3113xxX (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Jan 2010)
I agree on the Rival thing..that phone is a POS.
14. Trendygirlx23 (unregistered)
Why are they getting rid of the rogue? Is it because the samsung reality is coming out?
16. camjurgz (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
Just an FYI it is coming out on the 25th. The rogue is so buggy that they need a replacement for it.