The Motorola Droid Pro is a "global" device or "world phone," meaning it has a SIM card slot and can work on GSM networks. But will the Motorola Droid Pro work on AT&T or T-Mobile in the United States? That's one of the burning questions as we get our first look at the new Android smartphone on Verizon. According to Motorola's specs, the Droid Pro supports the 850MHz and 1900MHz GSM frequencies, which is what AT&T uses for much of its network.
We've got an e-mail in to Verizon to see what the official policy is regarding unlocking the device to work on U.S. GSM networks. But in the meantime, join us after the break as we see whether you can you the Droid Pro on a GSM network in the United States. And if you have any insight into opening up this bad boy, let us know in this forum thread.
More info and video of the progress is after the break.
If you haven't gathered by now, the answer to the questions above are, no, we can't yet use the Droid Pro on T-Mobile or AT&T. We've SIM unlocked the phone, but it's still not allowing calls or data on AT&T in the U.S. Poking around in it further we find that the APN settings have a little lock symbol next to them, ominous at best. And digging around in the innards of the phone we found more signs of AT&T and T-Mobile being locked out.
We actually did manage to get the APN settings unlocked, but then the radio shut down, and that's not much help. Anyhoo, here's video of the whole thing.
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