Verizon To Discontinue 32GB Galaxy S III, DROID 4, DROID RAZR, Among Others

| January 28, 2013 | 4 Replies

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Verizon built up an incredible smartphone lineup in 2012, which led it reporting record smartphone activations in the holiday quarter. But as they always say, good things must come to an end. According to a new image obtained by Android Police, Verizon is pulling the plug on several flagship 2012 devices.

The HTC Rezound is completely sold out and no further shipments will be sent to retail stores. The LG Lucid, which was a solid mid-range Android device, will be retired on February 15th, with the final shipments going out to stores around that time. The DROID 4 has been retired and final shipments will be sent to retailers in February. The DROID RAZR 16GB has also been retired and its final units have already been sent to stores. Finally, and most notably, the 32GB Galaxy S III has also received its death notice. Final shipments have been sent and the device is retired.

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You most likely will be able to find all of those devices, aside from the HTC Rezound, in stores for a couple of more months as Big Red filters through its remaining inventory. As to why Verizon discontinued these devices we’ll never know for sure, but we can speculate. In most instances, the devices were rather outdated and had even already been replaced in the RAZR’s case. For a flagship device like the DROID 4, it may be that we are looking at a DROID 5 very soon, maybe even at Mobile World Congress next month. But now that Google is controlling the ship at Motorola, that may not be the case. The 32GB Galaxy S III was most likely discontinued because of poor demand, as most people were probably opting for the 16GB model since the device has a microSD card slot and there’s no need to spend $100 more for 32GB of storage when you can get an SD card for $15 on Amazon. It could also be that Samsung is looking to free up space on its supply chain for any new devices it has planned, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye for Galaxy S III shortages on other carriers, as well.

What do you think Verizon has planned for 2013 and on? Let us know down in the comments!

Source: Android Police

Category: Android Carrier News, Android Manufacturer News, Android News, Android Phone News

About Chance Miller ()

I've had an interest in technology my whole life, with Android dominating the last few years. My first Android device was the Motorola Cliq. Since then, I've filtered through countless phones, with my current being a Galaxy Note II, which I love.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001358425338 Scott Sirrom-Beemer

    I find it odd that the 32GB GS3 is going. If I had been out of contract with AT&T at the time I got my GS3 with them, I’d have jumped ship to Veriizon to get the 32GB GS3. AT&T never carried it,. They only offer the 16GB model.

    You can’t move apps to the SD card on the GS3 and I’ve got hundreds of them. I can’t install all of them, there’s not enough space (and I only use internal storage for apps – music and photos go to the SD card).

  • Richard Yarrell

    Add the crappy Htc Thubderdud, Lg Revolution to this pitiful list. The Htc Resound was a resounding joke just like the Lg Lucid, and Droid 4. The Droid Razr was alright but nothing extremely special. The only surprise is this Galaxy S3 but yes it’s time for the Galaxy S4 but honestly i hope it doesn’t land on Verizon but it probably will anyway.

    • squiddy20

      Dude, the Thunderbolt and Revolution haven’t been sold by Verizon for months… Time to get your eyes checked.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Okay Sprint 3g Galaxy Nexus man. Like you know what Verizon sells. Your pretty comical never been on Verizon, never owned a Thunderbokt, or Lg Revolution. Your full of so info i hope nobody on the internet is stupid enough to believe the trolling you do on this site. Go back to pocket now with these stupid posts…Oh you can’t cause you got banned by Joe Levi….Guess you just don’t understand after being banned from picketnow, androidcentral, phandroid, and androidauthority. Stop being so useless