In the tech world, devices come and go fairly often. Once it's determined that a device has worn out its welcome, it ends up where no one wants to be: on the EoL (end-of-life) list. The latest EoL list to make it way into the mainstream is from Sprint, and it looks like the HTC EVO View 4G will be phased out beginning on January 29th.


The EVO View 4G will be joined by a few other random devices, including the Blackberry Playbook and the phone that will not die - the EVO 4G. In fact, this is at least the third time that the EVO has been on Sprint's EoL list (granted, the other two times it was the white version). It's been a good run, but it's time to be put the old dog down, guys.

[via SprintFeed]

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  • mastermind26

    My evo = old dog that needs to die. :(

  • todd

    EVO - put that beast out to pasture back in October, but sold it so it is still in use. Great first Android phone.

  • Robert

    So does this mean, if my Evo 4G breaks or dies out, and I have it insured, the insurance will try to give me a different phone or will they try to send me a refurbed phone?

    • andy

      @Robert my cousin lost his Evo 4G and they gave him an Evo 3D. Of course the replacement did cost him 100$ but still an upgrade wothout renewing a contract

      • Tim H

        That was the deductible, just like you would pay on a car with insurance.

      • Robert

        That's great to hear, my contract is coming up soon anyways, so I might look at Nexus S as my next phone. Thanks.

        • squiddy20

          Pshhh, Nexus S? Wait a few more months for the Galaxy Nexus! :D

    • Tim

      You will get a refurbished phone for as long as they are available and then at some point of they dont have any refurbs left you may get something different; but given how many of this phone were sold and are around I would not count on that happening any time soon.

    • Chad8771

      The tech at sprint broke my Evo 4G replacing the screen and gave me a Evo 3d as a replacement. I didn't have to pay the deductible or activation fee.

    • Jennifer

      that's exactly what it means...Mine died on me monday and they replaced mine with the 3d.

  • Tim H

    Im at tears that my EVO is no more...

  • Henry Adams

    My Evo 4G running CM is still working like a champ. I will probably buy a new phone in June when my contract expires, but you'll pry my Evo out of my cold, dead hands. Even when I have a new phone, I'm sure I'll be able to find a use for it.

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Same here, I'm holding out till my EVO's dying breath (or until Sprint releases their Galaxy Nexus), still chugging along with CM

  • Bakalon

    My EVO will NEVER DIE!!!!!!!!!

  • DSmith

    Damn right!! Nor my View 4G!

  • lddjs

    My EVO will be with me untill we see a quad core beast from HTC hit Sprint

    • Fifth313ment

      Agreed, as leaving my custom EVO for anything other than a quad core just isn't good enough or worth the upgrade. How about this HTC: HTC EVO Quad LTE?! Sounds great right and has an understated sense of strength and speed!? I love sense and don't want to part from an HTC phone but if I have to for a quad core on Sprint with LTE I just might. :(

  • Andrew A.

    I love my Evo 4G. At its release it was truly a game changer for both Android and Sprint. If there was such thing as the Android Hall of Fame then this phone should definitely be inducted. I have my upgrade in April and hopefully it'll be good timing to get the next game changing Android for Sprint. That means for me at least dual core, industry standard resolution screen, above average ram, at least 16 gigs internal memory, with a sd card slot, same 8 MP camera, and most importantly LTE. Preferably wimax-lte but it doesn't look like it's going to be available. The full list of 22 markets for LTE in 2012 would be nice too. I live in the DC metro area and wonder if us having wimax will put us at the back of the line for LTE. The evo's 1 gig internal memory is by far its weakest link. Hopefully that won't be an issue from now on.

  • Andrew A.

    *1 gig internal memory, only 300ish meg usable.