Motorola DROID 2 Global GSM radio locked, case now with a camera bulge
The Motorola DROID 2 Global went quietly on sale on Verizon, but unfortunately the GSM bands of the dual-mode device are locked down. Now that actually seems non-global for a dual-mode CDMA/GSM handset, but does not come unexpected. A future hack might work out a solution with another carrier's SIM card but for the time being this leaves us hanging in with Verizon.
The device also surprisingly has a camera bulge on the back of its case. This gives us some more room for thought. It could mean more space for a better sensor, radios or just some kind of a design trick. In any case, it's there. For some background, let's mention that the DROID 2 Global is a global-ready (surprise) edition of the Motorola DROID 2. It offers faster speeds with its processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and all other goodies such as 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and GPS on board. And finally, it comes in white, too. What else is there to want?
2. bigdog44 (unregistered) posted on 22 Nov 2010, 16:16 0 0
I don't know why the lock on Droid 2 Global is thought to be a big deal. I received the phone by mail, took it to my local Verizon store and told them I needed to be able to use other SIM cards. They took care of it and I am now in Europe, on a GSM network, using another SIM. The whole process took less than 15 minutes.
3. Antony (unregistered) posted on 26 Nov 2010, 05:57 0 0
Were you able to connect to 3G network in europe?
4. D2glvr (unregistered) posted on 20 Dec 2010, 16:15 0 0
It's thinner than the droid 2 but the camera is the same size-hence the bulge