In the UK, Vodafone is set to discontinue four smartphones, according to SoMobile. These are the HTC Sensation XL, Nokia C3, Samsung Galaxy Mini, and BlackBerry Torch 9810. For the first three of those this undoubtedly has something to do with the fact that they’ll all be getting successors announced at the end of this month in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress.
The HTC One X should succeed the Sensation XL in the ‘huge smartphone’ category for the Taiwanese company, while the recently leaked Nokia Asha 302 will pick up where the C3 left off. And the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2‘s pedigree is pretty obvious from its name. So we may safely assume that Big Red will sell these new handsets at some point.
As for the BlackBerry Torch 9810, that clearly hasn’t done so well, sales-wise. In fact, apparently most of RIM’s newest BlackBerry OS 7 smartphones have failed to sell as well as their predecessors. And most people who do buy a BlackBerry go for the ‘classic’ QWERTY candybar form factor, which the Torch 9810 does not have.