It's the end of the line for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the HTC Droid Eris

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It's the end of the line for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the HTC Droid Eris
With plenty of new handsets on the way, it looks like it is the end of the road for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the HTC Droid Eris. A leaked screen shot of some internal Verizon communications shows that the 9630 with and without camera has been designated EOL (End Of Life), which means that once the current inventory of the device is sold off, stocks will not be replenished after June. This is not unexpected as the sequel to the handset, the Bold 9650, is expected to be launched soon. The 9650 includes Wi-Fi, an optical trackpad and the BlackBerry 5.0 OS.

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

source: BerryScoop

It's the end of the line for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the HTC Droid Eris

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16 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I hope they replace the Knack, that's a great phone for the older generation looking for a simple to operate cell phone.

12. XxxMich3113xxX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 30, 2010

yea, ALSO a commission killer..

15. camjurgz

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 17, 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: May 02, 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lol..guess those who bought the underpowered Eris and pulling battery Tour wont get replenished and are now outdated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: Mar 16, 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: Jun 26, 2009

vzwtechbill +1... The Tour has been a great phone, especially with OS 5.0.

8. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

11. XxxMich3113xxX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 30, 2010

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4. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

Hey vzw!!! Nexus one plz!!!

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Nov 10, 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: Nov 04, 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: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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: Jan 30, 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: Mar 17, 2010

Just an FYI it is coming out on the 25th. The rogue is so buggy that they need a replacement for it.

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