A leaked list of upcoming Sprint handsets about to go EOL shows that both the HTC EVO Shift 4G
and the white HTC EVO 3D
are about to be taken off life support and allowed to die. The former is dated with its 3.6 inch touchscreen and the single-core 800MHz processor driving the phone. The LG Doctors will be pulling the plug on the device in the middle of next month. That is the same time that the plug will be pulled on the white version of the HTC EVO 3D. It is only the white variant of that model that is going EOL as the original black version of the handset is not affected
and both the white and black models will still be getting updated to Android 4.0.
The HTC EVO 3D is higher spec'd than the EVO Shift 4G with its 4.3 inch qHD display and the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor under the hood. 1GB of RAM is aboard. With the black version of the phone still "alive", there must be something with the white coloring that is turning potential buyers away from the phone. Can any users of the white HTC EVO 3D come up with a reason why Sprint would want to stop offering the ghostly looking version
of the model?
So what will Sprint replace the HTC EVO Shift 4G with? To answer that question, we need to see what new handsets LG introduces at MWC 2012
next week. Will there be a new side-sliding QWERTY smartphone? For the answer to this and other questions you might have, stay with us during MWC 2012, which starts this Sunday. We will be in Barcelona to give you the best and most complete coverage of the expo.