The Motorola Droid 2 only supports Verizon’s CDMA/EV-DO network, which means it can’t be used outside of the United States. According to an unconfirmed report, a worldphone version of this Android OS smartphone will be released next month.
Virtually all European countries, as well as many Asian ones, have GSM/HSPA wireless networks, so most of Verizon’s (and Sprint’s) phones can’t be used there. There are a few exceptions: worldphones offer support for both GSM/HSPA and CDMA/EV-DO.
A worldphone edition of the Droid 2 would likely be more popular with business users, who typically travel outside of the United States more often.
There is no word yet on whether the worldphone version will sell for the same price the standard model sells for: $200 with contract.
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.