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DROID 2 and X Pegged for March 2011 “End of Life” Status

A new “end of life” device list appeared late yesterday afternoon and features specific dates for every major Verizon smartphone including the new Droid 2 and Droid X.  Don’t worry just yet though, the date given to both devices is 3/31/2011 which puts both out of commission about 8 months after their release. Wait really?  Seems a little early right?  The original Droid at least lasted 10 months before being taken off the market.

Speaking of the original, it is also listed, only with an 8/6/2010 date which matches up perfectly to our report almost a month ago.

Have any thoughts on seeing an “end of life” date only a few weeks after the release of your brand new phone?  We knew 4G (LTE) devices were coming and that devices have shorter lives than ever these days, but this news can’t be exciting you.  Am I right?

Source:  Phonedog

  • Starlitsky222

    La….you’re ridiculous.
    Bottom line is this: YES it is a” business” and they need to make money, however we are getting RAPED. It’s hilarious how most people posting here actually believe the device costs 5, 6, 7 hundred dollars to create. Ooooh! But they’re giving me a discount at 2 hun….it costs about 5 bucks to make a pair of Jordans yet folks pay 200 PLUS to sport their favorite kicks. Granted we are talking about advanced technology here, TRUST that it does not cost more than 50 bucks to create a smartphone. My gripe is this..just because one consumer has the money to throw around like it ain’t sh*t, does nor mean the next consumer does. I’m by no means” broke” but I’m not wealthy and if I’m going to drop 1, 2 hundred dollars on a phone that will keep up with the modern world, I expect to have it last a while. You people are like” Duh, it’s not obsolete just cause the shelf life runs out. Duuuuh.” Indeed thus is true but what you are failing to realize is that little things like SUPPORT and UPDATES all go away. If something God forbid goes wrong, minor or major, the only response you get is” upgrade.” Now why the he’ll would I upgrade a phone I JUST dropped bread for less than 8 months ago?! Wrapped around their fingers, we are. Again, if YOU are able to throw your cash around like it’s nothing then by all means but for the rest of us who don’t have money to play with, we expect to get the most for our dollar and making a phone” obsolete” in terms of support etc. is some bs. Here’s a thought….they only do it because they CAN. Enough people have accepted the cell phone providers behavior so these companies know they can ream you with the high prices and then stop support for your device within months. more people complain about something that does not seem right, the LESS we get taken advantage of.

  • La

    Nothing personal to anyone, but nothing in life is fair. There will always be something to complain about. We don’t always get what we want. This is a business, they run it how they want to. There will be things we don’t like and things that will annoy us. Either shut up and deal with it, or go to a different carrier. Verizon by far, has the best service so leaving wouldn’t be the smartest thing but if it stops you from complaining, go for it. & if you don’t have the $$ to cough up every 18 months for a new phone, stick with your old; if your old one breaks, you’re SOL. Buy a different old phone from ebay and call it day. Life is too short to sit at our computers and complain about all these phones… new ones will keep coming out, thats how the business stays open, so crazy people who need the newest and latest things can spend their $$ on a new phone that will only be considered “new” for the next 8 months to a year.. when you should have put that money to other, more important bills! Stop whining and complaining, thats life, suck it up and deal with it! =)

  • http://www.lead411.com/Marco_DiRaffaele_2205079.html Marco DiRaffaele

    Well the OG Droid is great, we have the support of the developer community. We should really acknowledge what the developers do for us. Thanks!

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/rome-all-tours Rome Walking Tours

    Keep in mind that end of life is a rough date and doesn't mean all stock will be sold out on or by those dates. Further, it will probably be a few weeks or month after the official EOL dates listed above that we'll see a true successor to DX/D2

  • http://www.blindandshutterpro.net/wood-shutters.html Blind and Shutter

    Keep in mind that end of life is a rough date and doesn't mean all stock will be sold out on or by those dates. Further, it will probably be a few weeks or month after the official EOL dates listed above that we'll see a true successor to DX/D2.

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    Getting shorter and shorter. This is two months less than the D1 had.

  • http://www.mediabistro.com/Mykalai-Kontilai-profile.html Mykalai Kontilai

    Well… incredible is on there (unfortunate) but at least the X is on there too… dont feel so bad now.

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/recycle_donate_cell_phones.cfm recycling cell phones

    I think,it could just signal an OS update around that time. I can see the Droid getting Froyo only.

  • Mjeffp

    i haven't even gotten my phone yet ordered it on Aug 14 and might get it on the 31st and to hear that the end of life is already announced is a little disheartening i know that technology is going by leaps and bounds but how can one go out every time a latest and greatest smart phone is released and get it given that the phone companies have us limited to 1 and 2 yr contracts
    i make good money but can't afford to jump on the band wagon for the next latest and greatest smart-phone

  • Mjeffp

    i haven't even gotten my phone yet ordered it on Aug 14 and might get it on the 31st and to hear that the end of life is already announced is a little disheartening i know that technology is going by leaps and bounds but how can one go out every time a latest and greatest smart phone is released and get it given that the phone companies have us limited to 1 and 2 yr contracts
    i make good money but can't afford to jump on the band wagon for the next latest and greatest smart-phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=45013402 Lance Butcher

    With all the LTE news how is this a surprise to anyone?

  • Mps623

    this is nothing new to me… all phones that come out go end of life usually before the 8 mounth mark. this is about normal.. i see phones all the time come out and eol with in one month or less some times….

  • http://www.facebook.com/richardspagna Rick Spagna

    Is this list suggesting that the DX will still be running 2.1 at the end of life?

    • guest

      Yep, just like it suggested that Droid would be running 2.0 at end of life.

  • BigDaddyEllison

    I have a D1 and am not up for renewal until spring anyway so actually I am glad to see it because it means my next phone might be a D3 with LTE capability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mic-Quiroz/1666050482 Mic Quiroz

    im not too bothered cuz these next few devices are just gonna be different configurations of the hardware already available…there maybe one new feature over the last phone but our phones will be sufficient for everything we need or want it to do…the only thing my X really lacks is a front facing camera…but seriously a slightly faster processor or screen isnt gonna make a phone obsolete…the X and presumably D2 are not gonna feel out dated for quite a while…the only thing that will make these phones feel obsolete is its inability to upgrade to a new version of android…

  • http://twitter.com/jeffreyrr Jeffrey

    Don't for get the HTC Incredible. Its also on the list (ADR6300).

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OT7V6QFBWBYH35WBE6VGTLBBY nuffinn

    Its nothing to worry too much about as far as support. Look at the EOL for the Droid. That was 3 week ago….They are still sending out Froyo updates for it….3 weeks after that EOL date.

    I cant see why they would EOL phones that can still use 3G. Everyone wont be moving up to LTE on their plan and all these 3G phones would be very affordable.

    Verizon could have these replace the feature/3G Multimedia phones, lower the data plans for 3G…

    Also like someone mentioned, it could just signal an OS update around that time. I can see the Droid getting Froyo only. The ones that have EOL's next year, they will be getting Gingerbread. Its just a guess tho.

    And like some of yall said, it could be Verizon moving forward to LTE.

  • Maizekid

    Yeah that's a little discouraging

  • Markinwyo

    I think the big issue with the HTC Incredible is that Verizon is stating that the DI will be killed with Android 2.1. This is a big tell that we DI owners will not be getting FROYO from Verizon.

    • Oo3rex

      Where is verizon stating that the incredible wont get froyo? Of course its getting it.

  • Sfhock

    Oh for Pete's sake.. did any of you notice that it said Droid X smartphone ON ANDROID ECLAIR 2.1 OS???
    It's probably just their EOL for 2.1 (i.e. they plan to have Froyo 2.2 deployed to all phones by 3/2011).
    Sheesh people this is how stupid rumors start…

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OT7V6QFBWBYH35WBE6VGTLBBY nuffinn

      Thats a good point. The Droid is listed with 2.0. Maybe it means by the EOL dates, they wont be on that OS anymore.

      Like I mentioned in my post, the EOL for the Droid was 3 weeks ago. They are still sending out Froyo updates for the Droid.

  • Chris Nimon

    Im excited. Bring on the Samsung and Droid Pro or ????? :P'