Some Sprint Windows Mobile devices get discontinuation dates – clues to Sprint’s roadmap?

The BoyGeniusReport has published a list of Sprint devices who’s discontinuation dates have been leaked. Amongst them are three Windows Mobile devices, the Palm 800w in April, the Motorola Q9c in June and HTC Touch Diamond in July.

While this made some sites worry about the short life of these devices on Sprint, the truth is that Sprint is being particularly aggressive with their release of new devices. We already know the replacement of the Treo 800w, the Palm Treo Pro, which is expected to be released by the end of this month.

What about the other devices?

From earlier leaks we know that Sprint is getting the Willow W, a Windows Mobile Standard device (like the Q9c). We have seen the device’s sister device, the Cedar, already hitting the Bluetooth SIG, and with the Q9c being discontinued in June, I expect an April release for the Willow also.

What about the HTC Touch Diamond? Set to be discontinued in July, the most likely replacement is the Topaz, sometime in May.

Of course we have already dated the delicious Tungsten W/Rhodium for Q3 2009, probably 2-3 months after the release of the Diamond, placing it in August 2009.

It seems Sprint users have a great Windows Mobile 2009 to look forward to. What do you think?

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