HTC Legend

What the what? The HTC Legend came to Bell Mobility on June 16, and now, just over two months later, the device has reached its end of life. Even relative to its unveiling date at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 16, that was quick. We're used to fast product refresh cycles on smartphones in general and Android phones in particular. New iterations of smartphone hardware and the Android OS are still coming almost too fast for manufacturers to keep up, but this still pushes the limit.

HTC has cited "supply constraints" as the reason for the premature EOL rather than "quality of the product or poor sales performance." These supply constraints may be another instance of AMOLED shortages, which have been an issue in the production of other HTC phones like the Desire and, of course, the Incredible.

This isn't the end of the Legend in North America; it's still available on Virgin Mobile Canada. Let's hope that Bell still feels an obligation to support this far-from-obsolete device for a long time to come.