RIP: HTC Evo Shift 4G and White HTC EVO 3D

RIP: HTC Evo Shift 4G and White HTC EVO 3D
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.

source: SprintFeed


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EVO Shift 4G
  • Display 3.6" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Noo the white HTC EVO 3D is awesome. I was on the edge of getting that phone before I was convinced to get the SGSII Epic 4G touch (which I don't really regret but still). Sad to see it go, wish they'd keep it. The Evo Shift has had a good time although I believe there are 4G phones on sprint that deserves to go before the Evo shift. Sad day, ah well. LG Rumor touch has been up for a long time, but was one of their best feature phones. and to see the HTC EVO 4G go would be heartbreaking too... but I guess technology has to keep moving forward...

4. SGSII

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I was in the same position and bought the same phone, I got the SGSII in white last week. I love the thing!

2. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

My guess would be because that the white EVO 3D is a radio shack exclusive. The Sprint website actually offers a plum colored version which I think would be even less popular

3. pyroscott

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I didn't even know that there was a white Evo 3D.

5. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Why does he refer to LG so much, what does LG have to do with this? These are both HTC phones.

8. jsoliz1985

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

my thought exactly. i don't know how it's LG Doctors that are pulling the plug.

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I have had all 3 colors of the EVO 3d and currently have the white one and by far the white looks the best but, it seems poorly crafted both myself and my co worker, me being a Sprint tech and she being in sales both have the white 3d and although we both have defender series other boxes we use the back comes apart from the front chassis. The silver bezel chips. I've yet to drop it. And before I put it in the case I noticed because of the grooves on the back it retains dirt. The only white phone I've seen do it thus far. So as a work around I kept my purple back which oddly fits snugly.

7. Gotchafone

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

My Evo Shift was an absolute beast, far and away the toughest phone I have ever owned. I plan on staying with the HTC's for a long time because of that phone.

9. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

RIP Evo white. You were the most beautiful of all the 3 colors, but sadly it came later and was only a radioshack exclusive

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