Verizon ready to discontinue Droid 3, 4G hot spots, and more
The carrier is expected to clear out a number of devices in January, including a pair of Android handsets.
Barely six months after making its debut, themay be packing its bags and heading off into the sunset.
According to information obtained by The Verge, Verizon Wireless is poised to discontinue a number of devices, including the Motorola Droid 3, , and various Mi-Fi Hotspots. Their source advises that the final shipments are expected to arrive later this month.
Although both the Revolution and Droid 3 are relatively newer smartphones, the specifications pale in comparison to other Android handsets. Considering that to both models are in the near term, it makes sense to a bit. Hopefully there's not much lag between the Droid 3 and the rumored , as there are not many other options for Android users looking for a physical QWERTY keyboard.
The most interesting bit of The Verge's source is that Verizon is said to be discontinuing all of its Mi-Fi hot-spot devices. The Novatel LTE Jetpack will see final shipments in January, though the and have seen their last days already.
Once these products are depleted, Verizon will have zero hot spots availaible with 4G connectivity. And that sets us up for new announcements at CES next week.