Verizon Wireless Inventory Cleaning: Some Popular Devices to be Discontinued
Verizon Wireless is continuing to clean up its inventory to make room for newer, slicker devices, which is always a welcome. America’s largest wireless carrier will be discontinuing its Palm Pre Plus, my personal favorite the MiFi hotspot device, BlackBerry Storm2, BlackBerry Curve 8530, a USB modem, and netbooks from HP and Gateway.
We’re already hearing rumors that RIM will be releasing a Storm3 on Verizon Wireless, presumably continuing the tradition with the SurePress click screen technology that rival AT&T had omitted from the touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9800. Also, despite the carrier phasing out the MiFi hotspot device, Verizon should be bringing a suitable replacement. The fact that other popular smartphones, like the Droid 2 and the Droid X, also carry hotspot capabilities won’t make us miss the MiFi too much. The advantage of the MiFi is that you wouldn’t be draining your phone’s battery while using it to tether a notebook to your Verizon mobile broadband connection. Also, the BlackBerry Curve will probably get replaced with a better Curve.