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

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?



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)

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4 Comments

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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