Verizon has put the pre-order pages for the Droid Pro and the Droid 2 Global online, and they both are live and ready to take your order. We love seeing Android phones with "world phone" capability, as these two each bring something unique to the table.
The Droid Pro combines it's 3.2 inch touch screen with a front facing Qwerty, and is geared directly at the business professional. Its specs are great, and I think the phone should make the ex-BlackBerry user feel right at home. The Droid Pro lists for $179.99 on contract and with the rebate, or $479.99 off contract. Check it out in action in our hands-on right here.
The Droid 2 Global adds world phone capabilities and a 1.2 GHz processor to the Droid 2, and is being labeled as "Enterprise Ready". It's the first Android phone to break the 1 GHZ barrier out of the box, and we can't wait to see how speedy this one will be. I'm feeling the winter white model, I have to admit. The Droid 2 Global lists for $199.99 after rebate and on contract, or $559.99 if bought outright.
My new phone is finally here(Droid 2 Global) =P ...now which color?
I'm very mad at Verizon for calling this their version of a "World Phone" that's such a lie! World phone can be used on a network in any (or at least most) country in the world ON THAT COUNTRIES SERVICE PROVIDER! My friend came back from Greece with a world phone and uses it on an american network under an american service provider, but this so called global phone is just a ploy to make Verizon users pay the foreign use fees at a discount you can't go to China for example and get a China mobile plan and pop in the sim card and simply use Verizon when you get back home. That's not a world phone that's a load of crap!
The whole rant about this not being a world phone is BS. You can easily get the SIM unlocked from Verizon and then you can use this phone on any world wide provider. I have done this easily on my Storm (it is unlocked) and you can do it on any Verizon world phone. Of course you can still choose to pay the Verizon rates overseas but if you are there long-term you probably won't. I am excited about this Android world phone (and the Merge) because the Verizon international data rates are fantastic (basically unlimited) and I simply need to add the international rate to my plan and I can use e-mail and surf the Web overseas for MUCH less than AT&T.
Noob question, for someone not interested in the global part, is there any reason to buy a normal droid 2 instead of this? Can a normal local Vz customer use this as any other phone? Since it is a bit faster then the normal droid 2.
Yes it can also be used as a regular CDMA phone. No reason not to get it
Thanks, the GF is looking to get a droid 2, unless the original droid 2 drops in price, I'll tell her to get this one.
If D2 Global has the same software as D2 and DroidX, then this phone certainly isn't "Enterprise Ready." If you take a look at the MOTO support forums, their proprietary Corporate Sync email app is pretty much broken - with shoddy email push capability. Add to that all the bloatware and the motoblur crapware, and you have a phone that should not even be considered for business use.
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