Rumors of a worldphone version of the Motorola Droid 2 have been circulating for some time, and now Motorola itself has inadvertently confirmed them. This upcoming Android OS smartphone briefly appeared on this company’s website.
The page for the Droid 2 Global wasn’t finished yet — there was no image of the device and at least one of the specs was clearly incorrect. It was pulled down after a short time. Still, was up for long enough to move this smartphone from the realm of pure rumor to something that’s almost certainly coming soon.
Overview of the Motorola Droid 2 Global
The main difference between the current Droid 2 and the upcoming Global version will appparently be support for both Verizon’s CDMA/EV-DO network in the United States and the GSM/HSPA networks that are available in most other countries.
Aside from these changes, though, the Droid 2 Global will be very similar to its predecessor. This means the Verizon smartphone is going to be a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard.
It will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and be able to share its 3G wireless Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi, essentially acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
According to the information leaking out of Motorola, the Droid 2 Global is going to have a 5 megapixel camera with a flash, 8 GB of on-board storage, a microSD/SDHC memory card slot, 1420 mAh battery, and 3.5 mm headset jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola Droid 2 launched over the summer, and is intended to replace the original Droid, but has been met with generally lukewarm reviews. An unconfirmed report indicates that the worldphone version is going to take the Droid 2’s place in Verizon’s product lineup.
The Droid 2 sells for $200 with a two-year contract. If the worldphone version replaces this model, it’s likely to cost the same. If the two models are sold concurrently, the Droid Pro is likely to cost a bit more.