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Droid 3, LG Revolution, and all of Verizon's 4G Hotspots rumored to be discontinued in January

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Will Verizon discontinue the Motorola Droid 3, the LG Revolution, and all its Mi-Fi Hotspots in January?

Droid 3
Droid 3

Despite the fact that the long-anticipated Droid 4 is nowhere to be found, it looks like Verizon is getting ready to End-of-Life its precursor. A tipster, who wrote in under the request of anonymity, let us know the last shipments of the Droid 3 will be arriving in January, only a little more than six months after the phone launched. While it didn't exactly blow us away, the Droid 3 remains one of only a few options for Verizon Android shoppers looking for a keyboard, so this might point to the Droid 4 breaking cover around the same time. Still, it's a little surprising to see the Droid 3 cut after barely six months on the market — hopefully Verizon and Motorola will continue to support owners by upgrading it to Ice Cream Sandwich, but we're not holding our breath.

The tipster also says a number of other devices will be getting the axe, including the LG Revolution (after a scant seven months on the market), the BlackBerry Curve 3G, and the Palm Pre 2. In addition, Verizon is supposedly discontinuing all its available Mi-Fi Hotspots, as well: final shipments of the Novatel LTE Jetpack are coming in January, while both the Samsung LTE Jetpack and ZTE Fivespot won't be restocked at all. This would leave the carrier with zero LTE hotspots on sale, so we'd expect to see a whole new fleet of them coming soon.