A leaked Verizon End of Life document shows the various Verizon BlackBerrys and when they’re marked for death. The BlackBerry Storm2 and Curve 8530 are next on the list and will be terminated as of the Fall of 2010. The exact dates are October 10th for the Storm2 and September 16th for the 8530. Generally, it looks like BlackBerrys are targeted at having about a year long shelf life, since the Bold 9650 is targeted as having an End of Life around March 31st, 2010.
Verizon may be giving the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 and the Curve 8530 an End of Life. This seems like a very fast EOL notice considering these devices are less than a year old, so it makes you wonder what’s going on behind the scenes that would lead to this. Both of these devices have updates on the way, with the Curve 9300 acting as a replacement for the 8530 and the Storm2 is getting a refresh for BlackBerry 6. The exact details of the End of Life notices are as follows:
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The Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 (with and without a camera) has been given an End of Life and will be receiving “limited shipments from the vendor”. This is a little surprising as the device is only about a year old. Regardless of what RIM marketing says, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is the updated Tour and it looks like Verizon doesn’t want the first Tour around anymore. It’s really a shame that the original Tour wasn’t launched with a trackpad and WiFi because it would have probably had a longer life cycle.
T-Mobile have discontinued the BlackBerry Curve 8900. According to the carrier, the device has “reached the end of its life-cycle.” With pics of the 8910 surfacing, we could see this device head for T-Mobile and replace the 8900. Personally, I really like the 8900 and if it were up to me, I’d keep the device around and offer it for free.