Yet Another Update: Sprint PR has responded saying that they can not confirm this, and have no new information. I would assume that Sprint PR would know if production was being stopped, and so I continue to discredit this report.
Another Update: I have sent emails to several Sprint PR reps asking for clarification. Hopefully they will respond…
Update: I spoke to the author of the article, he referenced the following quote:
“The restructuring involves dumping CDMA mobile phone production for the North American market and cutting 500 jobs.”
This isn’t the first time that Sony Ericsson & Sprint have confused phasing out “Research & Development” as originally stated with “Production” so I would still treat this information as unreliable.
A recent article on MobileTracker, wherein they reported Sony Ericsson’s recent quarterly losses and market share reports, stated that “It looks like the T608 will not be shipping”.
MobileTracker didn’t reference any source for this information, and I suspect that it is sheer speculation on MobileTracker’s part. I have contacted MobileTracker, hopefully they will clarify their statement.