Rumors of a worldphone version of the Motorola Droid 2 have been circulating recently, as have early reports on the Motorola Droid Pro. According to an industry source, these two are actually the same device.
The first word of the Droid Pro surfaced last week, but all that was known was the name and that it would be a worldphone — a smartphone that can be used on Verizon’s CDMA/EV-DO network in the United States as well as on the GSM/HSPA networks that are available in most other countries.
This was followed several days later with a source who said Verizon was working on a version of the recently-released Droid 2 that’s a worldphone.
The Same, but Different
According to several unofficial sources, the upcoming version of this smartphone will be identical to the current one, aside from its ability to connect to GSM/HSPA networks.
This device will be available in the current black/blue casing, and it might also be released in a white one.
Pricing and Availability
There is no word yet on whether the new version will sell for the same price the standard model sells for: $200 with a two-year contract. It’s possible it will cost a bit more, as it will offer an additional feature important to many businesspeople.
The Motorola Droid Pro will supposedly be released by Verizon in the next few weeks.
Overview of the Motorola Droid 2
Verizon’s latest Android OS smartphone is a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard.
This smartphone has a very capable web browser, email software, music and video player, and other communication and entertainment applications.
Because it has Android OS 2.2, the web browser supports Adobe Flash, allowing users to access websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
The Droid 2 can connect to Verizon’s 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
This model is able to share its 3G wireless Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi, essentially acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature costs an additional $20 a month, though.
The Motorola Droid 2 has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash, 8 GB of on-board storage as well as an 8 GB microSD/SDHC memory card.