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Vodafone: End Of Line Phones Include Sensation XL and BlackBerry 9810

February 15th, 2012 by Caroline

Vodafone has removed a number of handsets from its website, across both its pay monthly and PAYG portfolios.

Vodafone End of Lines

Similar to how Orange dropped a few devices at the end of last month, Vodafone has decided to ditch a few handsets from its site.

Normally, End Of Lines are to clear valuable space on the shelves – in anticipation of upcoming big hitters. And with MWC 2012 just around the corner, this could well be the case.

Included in Vodafone’s EOL phones is the HTC Sensation XL. On the surface this may appear a surprising decision, especially as HTC has confirmed Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is heading its way soon, but when you consider the recent news of the quad-core powered HTC Endeavour coming to Vodafone, it makes more sense – clearing one 4.7-inch premium phone to make way for another 4.7-inch smartphone, perhaps?

Whatever the reason, if you’ve got your eye on the Beats Audio-infused mega-phone, the Sensation XL is still available on O2, Three and T-Mobile networks.

Also being removed from Vodafone’s website on the pay monthly side are the BlackBerry Torch 9810, successor to the original Torch handset, and Nokia C3 in grey and pink.

It looks like Nokia is braced to announce six new devices at this month’s MWC, so Vodafone could well be getting rid of the old in anticipation of the new.

The Samsung Galaxy Mini has also been removed from the Vodafone site. Samsung has been adding to its Galaxy range, including the Galaxy S Advance affordable handset, and there seem to be a few anticipated to materialise during MWC too.

On PAYG, Vodafone has added phones to its End Of Lines category which include the Vodafone 547 and 340 models, and the HTC ChaCha handset.

At least this news of phones being ended comes at a time when a plethora of devices are in the pipeline for Mobile World Congress!


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