Is Verizon already canning the Motorola DROID 2 in favor of the DROID 2 World Edition?

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Is Verizon already canning the Motorola DROID 2 in favor of the DROID 2 World Edition?
Call it a blunt dagger aimed straight into the hearts of existing Motorola DROID 2 owners, but there is a rumor floating around hinting that the just recently released Froyo packing smartphone is already close to its shelf life. It's speculated that the DROID 2 will be phased out some time soon, which is strange to say the least, especially when it's still riding fresh in the memory of consumers.

Instead, Big Red would be replacing it with the unannounced Motorola DROID 2 World Edition which essentially adds global support. In addition, the eerie feeling is somewhat more telling when you see the words “while supplies last” plastered underneath the device in what appears to be some kind of comparison chart.

This move will prove to be interesting when you take into consideration what kind of pricing the DROID 2 World Edition will be flaunting. If it's priced identical to the current DROID 2, which is at $199.99 with a contract, it would prove to be a kick in the rear if the World Edition is priced the same. It's essentially going to be the same handset, but will add GSM support for international travelers. Still, we can't take everything to heart as of right now until Big Red comes out with some telling details.

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source: BGR


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10 Comments

1. dbunkr unregistered

misprint! this is from the latest verizon plan brochures, and comically the business version of the brochure still lists the droid2 (and x for that matter) as 'coming soon'

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

pffft! i'm not worried about no longer being supported or anything, like you guys said it's still the same handset...

3. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

it wouldnt matter. even if they did, the current ones would work no different than the ones that are already out there, except the "world" edition will function in other countries. so it wouldnt matter if they did do away with it.

4. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I thought the Droid Pro was going to be the one with the global ability. Might make sense though to drop the Droid 2 if that's the only difference between the two. Too many choices might not be a good thing.

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Verizon suxs no android 2.2 for my droid X yet.......... in 3 days it's fall so much for the late summer

6. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

so having flash 10 is that important.. i should hug my droid-x REALLY tight because i got the 2.2 update late yesterday (around 6:00cst) and i see absolutely nothing different.. same with my droid2 and droid incredible.. they have 2.2 and for me, they do nothing different than they did before.. then again i refuse to "root" my phones so i suppose i would be just as well off having a donut! (android 1.6)

7. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

No you didnt. PROVE IT. Either you are a liar or you never turned the phones back on after you applied the updates. You are obviously a troll. Froyo updates for the Droid X rolling out to ANYONE would be news all over the internet by now. I highly doubt you were special enough to get it already.

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I have it on my X, but I got it off the web not from verizon

9. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

I know it is out "unofficially". But that clown mr. droid seems to think he is a special case and Verizon saw the need to push an OTA update to him and only him. Seeing as he refuses to root his phones. I hate trolls like him.

10. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

if i had a way to prove it to you, i gladly would.

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