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Sprint parting with the HTC EVO 4G and the Kyocera Echo, EOL list reveals

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Sprint parting with the HTC EVO 4G and the Kyocera Echo, EOL list reveals
The guys at SprintFeed managed to get their hand on Sprint's EOL list, meaning that we now have an idea which devices have been chosen to leave the carrier's ranks in the near future. Much like it was hinted back in July, the HTC EVO 4G, its white version to be exact, is being retired this week, and the black model will be following suit in early October. Sure, we know that it is a bit sad seeing the EVO 4G being given the sack as it is, and will be remembered as, the nation's first 4G-enabled smartphone. However, it has been around for almost a year and a half now, and room needs to be made for the new 4G handsets to step in. 

What comes as a bit of a surprise is that the Kyocera Echo is also on the list. With its unusual dual-screen design, the smartphone has probably failed to grab the attention of enough customers and is now being retired only 5 months after its launch. Still, if anyone is willing to grab one before they go extinct, the Kyocera Echo is now available for free after rebate on the carrier's web page.


Sprint parting with the HTC EVO 4G and the Kyocera Echo, EOL list reveals

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posted on 22 Sep 2011, 08:58 4

1. theBankRobber (unregistered)


Lmao did anybody really buy the Echo? That phone was a disaster. I tried to play with it but the black bar in between the 2 screens were so annoying. As for the EVO 4g, since the EVO 3d came out people have been getting the EVO 4g for free and done nothing but complain about poor battery life. I have the 3500 extended battery on my 4g because of bad battery life. But I have had my EVO since it 1st launched back in June 2010, so mine has done a lot for me. It's my main access to the internet. Sorry to see it go, but all good things come to an end

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 09:12 2

2. dacastrator (unregistered)


EVO 4G. The best selling android phone in the US.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 14:51

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


In which the Epic Touch will exceed it =)

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 17:21 1

14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Which isn't saying much

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 09:45

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup, proof the echo was a flop. lol. almost 2 years for a phone is a long time. a testament to android quality :)

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 10:09 5

4. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


The king and the jester are dead, long live the king...

The jester can just retire

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 10:36 2

5. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


EVO you did your thing you will always be the best.....

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 11:52 2

6. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I think it took too long for the Echo to get on the EOL list lol.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 11:58

7. ltr (unregistered)


I like the idea in what the Echo was trying to do, but the fact that it was made by a Kyrocera kinda killed it.

Probably going to see Samsung, HTC, Motorola build off of the idea of 2 screens. MAybe this time, better specs meant for 2 screens.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:51

8. Bunnyman (unregistered)


I see no reason an Echo 2, or a copy from another company can't succeed. There have been quite a few apps that have been optimised for 2 screens now, so there is sure to be another attempt to capitalize on the idea. (And by a lot, I don't mean thousands, but dozens, and mostly the ones that really take advantage of the two screens) And it really isn't such a horrible idea, just a little rough in its first version.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 14:43

9. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Finally glad the Evo is gone. Hopefully people will stop asking about it, because that's all they want.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 14:52

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It's a good thing that a phone that has proved to still be great long after it's life line and people still want it? Oookay....

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 15:11

12. ZayZay (Posts: 555; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


We still sell a ton of these phones. It's your stores fault for not carrying it and making you more money. You pretty much just said you don't like money. This phone has had such a good run and it's awesome Sprint had a chance to get it's hands on it.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 16:00

13. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Think Sprint can get David Blaine back for the Echo End of Life ceremony, just for old time sakes??

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 17:22 1

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


That's right Sprint, clean out the crap and bring in the cream of the crop, the iPhone. We all know customers want a premium phone that's capable, and the iPhone is just that.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 22:30

17. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Hahaha your a comedian itll take apple ten years to make a phone thatll match half of what the evo can do, they havnt even broke 4g yet....but dont worry miz, your only a dead brain impeshinable pre teen once in your life ;)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 00:07

18. ageffner (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


So the battery life on my EVO isn't the best, and WIMAX hasn't done squat for me where I live, nor rarely use it in NYC. Still.... Best freaking phone I ever had, converted my wife who was all gung-ho for an iPhone, now could care less about the iPhone 5, and was one of the few phones which for some time was "the phone other android phones were compared to".

EVO & Android - Works for me.

Next phone? 2nd gen quad core :)

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