Cingular, Verizon drop kids' phones

Hot on the heels of kid-friendly MVNO kajeet's content deal with Nickelodeon, both Cingular and Verizon Wireless have dropped their kid-friendly phones from their respective handset lineups. Verizon Wireless discontinued sales of its Migo phone, which LG makes and Cingular has phased out in-store sales of its Firefly phone. Verizon Wireless says parents prefer the LG 3450L to the Migo, partly because the Migo phone does not support text messaging. Cingular noted that it removed the Firefly phone from its retail locations, but that it's still available for sale on its website.

For more on the phased-out handsets:
- see this report from RCR News