The original Motorola Droid signified the first true competition to the iPhone on AT&T’s rival carrier, Verizon. Since they’ve gotten their hands on Palm’s devices, the Droid Incredible, Droid X, and soon-to-be-announced Droid 2. Now that their lineup is pretty stacked, it’s time to say goodbye to some of Verizon’s old friends.
DroidForums reports that Verizon is pulling the plug on the Gateway LT2016U netbook, Nokia Twist, BlackBerry Tour 9630, Samsung Knack, Smooth, Intensity, & Saga, and Motorola’s Devour and Droid. Yes, the Droid has been classified as ‘end of life’ meaning no more shipments are expected from vendors. If you’re in the market for a little nostalgia and want to own a piece of Android history, you better pick up the Droid before it disappears from store shelves. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Fans of that original Droid shouldn’t feel too sad as Verizon and Motorola could be making that Droid 2 announcement at any moment. If you’re heading out to pick one up before it’s too late drop a line in the comments!