Galaxy Nexus was just the start: Verizon “end of life” comes for many

January 28, 2013
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Yesterday we found out about Verizon's plans to stop offering the original Galaxy Nexus, but things are far worse than we feared. It turns out Verizon is discontinuing a number of handsets, with the apparent goal of letting stock dry up over the next few months. Some of the handsets Verizon is discontinuing are a little on the old side these days, while others might be getting phased out in anticipation of a successor.

Specifically, Verizon will be discontinuing handsets like the 32GB Galaxy S III, 16GB DROID RAZR, LG Lucid, DROID 4, and the HTC Trophy. An anonymous tipster sent the list of discontinued devices to Android Police, including the dates Verizon will receive final shipments. The company has already received the final shipments for the Galaxy S III and DROID RAZR, while the final shipments for the LG Lucid and DROID 4 will be arriving sometime in February.

You'll still be able to get one of these devices from Verizon for at least a little while after the final shipments arrive, but once the stock is gone, you'll be out of luck. That being said, in some cases it might be better to opt for a newer phone in the same line - for instance, these days we've got the DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR M, while a lot of folks are thinking that Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S IV soon.

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Some will definitely be sad to see the 32GB Galaxy S III go, as that leaves it to the 16GB variant. It seems that the 16GB model was selling better than the 32GB was, so unfortunately that was device to be cut from the line up. Were you planning to pick up any of the phones Verizon is discontinuing?


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  • Crankintopwater69

    My S3 PBlue 32GB rocking CM10.1 is Awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

    I initially went with a 16 GB GS3 because I thought I could just buy an additional 16 GB microSD and use that for app storage. Then I find out they no longer allow app installation on external storage >< The S4 better have at a minimum 32 GB, and knowing what I know now, I might go with the 64GB version next time.

  • phor11

    “Were you planning to pick up any of the phones Verizon is discontinuing?” – nope. Verizon’s pricing structure has driven me away for good.

  • LANCE

    if i could get a 32gb SIII for say 300 bucks i would jump on it!! buts its Verizon so thats no gonna happen

  • Bob

    So I’m confused… why announce a device retirement and only fulfilling from stock then 2 months later release a code update?