December 19, 2014

Droid Pro = Global Droid 2

We’re getting news from Engadget that the rumored “Droid Pro” is actually a global version of the Motorola Droid 2.  Big Red may choose to call it the “Droid 2 World Edition” or “Droid Pro,” but it’s nearly set in stone that it will be a world phone (i.e. it will work on both CDMA and GSM networks). As of now, there aren’t any Android world phones on Verizon, so this would break new ground. Presumably, the specs and form factor would be the same as the Droid 2, but we’ll keep you in the know as we hear more.

Anyone excited about the Droid Pro?



  • http://www.bryandenny.com Bryab

    > As of now, there aren’t any Android world phones on Verizon
    I think you meant GSM?

    • JW

      I believe the point they were trying to make was that there are currently no android phones on Verizon that have the GSM capability while will retaining the CDMA compatibility.

  • Dan

    This is all I have been waiting for to ditch my 3gs and at&t….finally an global android phone!

    • Suraj

      You know t-mobile is GSM and they have a little something called UMA where whenever one connects to a wi-fi network, all calls are routed through the internet (incoming and outgoing) and originate from the U.S. This is a huge draw for international travelers because you can take your US phone overseas, connect to a local wi-fi network and still receive and make calls on your US number as if you’re still in the US without international roaming charges! Blackberry’s do this out of the box, and the Android G2 comes out Sept 29th which out specs the Droid 2 is rumored to have UMA. The G2 has confirmed to have HSPA+ data access which gives it internet download speeds which are faster than Sprint’s 4G service…. and they don’t charge you extra for it.

      Plus T-Mobile’s network is better overall.

  • tds01

    I’ll upgrade my Moto Droid to the Droid 2 Pro when it hits. I’m just happy I’ll finally have a decent keyboard once I make the switch – l love my Moto Droid!

  • jo

    I am a new nexus owner, and was a 3 month brand new Motorola milestone owner..I am very disappointed with Motorola support..too long waiting for rom update..i will not buy any Motorola product nor suggest moto product to our community again..I am very happy with my second hands nexus one phone now..

    Die moto die…follow palm destiny! !!!

  • Moto Love

    Jo.. Really? That Mad at Moto?

    Nexus One died the bad death of falling on its own sword, Moto will live on no matter as Jah is cracking the whip on the company.

    I have to say Moto has a long way to go, but still a good USA based company and if anything is going to pull the US out of the recession it’s going to be buying American products, not Korean, or European handsets..

    My $0.02

  • KB

    Have been waiting a long time to upgrade with the hopes of a global Droid (SIM card). This news made my day and my decision! Finally a chance to enter the 21st century with all the right bells and whistles.

  • ravenlore

    While I realize this thread is comatose if not dead…i’m waiting to learn if the Droid Pro will also be an LTE-capable device. Or hoping to learn that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizrpt Nightly Business Report

    I think,t-mobile is GSM and they have a little something called UMA where whenever one connects to a wi-fi network, all calls are routed through the internet (incoming and outgoing) and originate from the U.S.

  • https://www.macrobusinesscapital.com/ business financing loan

    Its really good that there aren’t any Android world phones on Verizon, so I think this would break new ground.

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    It has many of the same specs as the original DROID 2, but offers a faster 1.2GHz processor.

    its really interesting………thanx…….

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/ Italy Tours

    I agree functions of this phone are good but sometimes I have some complaints too.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Bo_Brandser_3067238.html Bo Brandser

    i think now Android fragmentation is happening to the *exact same device models*! Behold the Droid Pro/2, the Samsung Galaxy model variations..

  • http://www.buymeprivate.com Buy Me Private

    This is all HP had to do initially after purchasing Palm. Release a similar device like this with a tough screen, qwerty keyboard, WebOS/WinMobile. How hard would that have been

  • http://www.upstartinteractive.com Up Start Interactive

    I think it’s worth the $50 upgrade over the basic Droid 2.I just ordered my droid 2 global last night

  • http://www.lead411.com/Judith_DiRenzo_2319256.html Judith DiRenzo

    Wanna get D2 global!!I think it’s worth the $50 upgrade over the basic Droid 2.Thanks

  • http://www.ecovillage.com Eco Village

    Can the Droid Pro be a suitable replacement for the Palm Treo?

    This is all HP had to do initially after purchasing Palm. Release a similar device like this with a tough screen, qwerty keyboard, WebOS/WinMobile. How hard would that have been

  • http://www.lead411.com/Andy_Stubbs_2994473.html Andy Stubbs

    If D2 Global has the same software as D2 and DroidX, then this phone certainly isn’t Enterprise Ready….