Motorola DROID 2 Global GSM radio locked, case now with a camera bulge

Motorola DROID 2 Global GSM radio locked, case now with a camera bulge

TheMotorola DROID 2 Global went quietly on sale onVerizon, but unfortunately the GSM bands of the dual-mode device arelocked down. Now that actually seems non-global for a dual-modeCDMA/GSM handset, but does not come unexpected. A future hack mightwork out a solution with another carrier's SIM card but for the timebeing this leaves us hanging in with Verizon.

The device also surprisingly has acamera bulge on the back of its case. This gives us some more roomfor thought. It could mean more space for a better sensor, radios orjust some kind of a design trick. In any case, it's there. For somebackground, let's mention that the DROID 2 Global is a global-ready(surprise) edition of the Motorola DROID 2. It offers faster speedswith its processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and all other goodies such as5MP camera, Wi-Fi and GPS on board. And finally, it comes in white,too. What else is there to want?

source: Engadget

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DROID 2 Global
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 6.5 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1420 mAh(8.33h talk time)



1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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

@bigdog44 : 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

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