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?
1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
maybe it does 720p video recording now.
2. bigdog44 (unregistered)
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)
Were you able to connect to 3G network in europe?
4. D2glvr (unregistered)
It's thinner than the droid 2 but the camera is the same size-hence the bulge