Now that we know for sure from Motorola that the Droid 2 will rebirth under the name of Droid 2 Global and that it will be ideal for businessmen and travelers supporting both CDMA/EV-DO network when situated on U.S. territories and GSM/HSPA if you end up in Europe, all that remains for Verizon is to officially announce the Android 2.2 based device followed by a proper release date. And I feel the need to underline “officially” since we’ve already had the pleasure to witness two exits from Verizon revealing this smartphone so far. The latest leak from Verizon’s box of secrets was picked up by Droid-Life and it proves that the D2 Global will be coming in two different color schemes, specifically blue and white.
The comparison sheet that Droid-Life stumbled upon reveals that Motorola’s Droid 2 Global will be available in both Dark Sapphire, which is already familiar to Motorola connoisseurs through the original Droid 2 phone, and in the “Winter White” color option, also seen before on the Motorola Cliq. The comparison sheet gave out some other pretty interesting stuff about the Droid 2 Global that wasn’t out there just yet. Remote wipe of device and SD card for data and information safety, document editing with Quickoffice, Inbox filtering done by Unread, Flagged or Sender criteria, Meeting Invitations with GAL for staying connected to colleagues and the possibility to juggle multiple schedules using the free/busy lookup for participants feature. All these sound like pretty strong marks that the Droid 2 Global is indeed a global-roaming solution for businessmen that are constantly on-the-go.
If you are not yet familiar with what the D2 Global can do, the specs speak for themselves: 1.2 GHz processor, 5 MP camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and low-light capabilities, 3.7 inch display at 854×480, dual band CDMA, quad band GSM, tri band UMTS, 8 GB internal memory and 8GB pre-installed SD card (maximum 32 GB microSD card allowed), physical QWERTY keyboard and virtual landscape and portrait SWYPE keyboard, Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3 customizable profiles with 7 home screens, 3G Mobile Hotspot for sharing Wi-Fi and obviously Adobe Flash 10 support.
This doesn’t sound bad at all and the D2G looks well beyond a slightly improved Motorola Droid 2 and this gets us wondering how much money Verizon will strip us off of for this device. Rumors suggest that the D2 Global will get the same price as its predecessor and the original Droid 2’s price of $200 will be dropping soon. As we said before, this wasn’t the first time when Verizon came out and revealed the Droid 2 Global unofficially. The device was also spotted on Verizon’s “Holiday gift ideas” page, which makes us think whether the smartphone will hit Verizon’s stores in time for Christmas or not.