Motorola DROID 2 Global Confirmed with 1.2 GHz Processor
Some technical specs have been leaked for Motorola’s coming DROID 2 Global and it is official—the DROID 2 Global packs the long awaited 1.2 GHz processor. But that is not all. From the leaked product sheet Droid-Life has managed to get its hands on, the new DROID also has a screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and will indeed be a ‘world phone’. Full specs after the jump!
The Droid 2 Global from Motorola
- 1.2 GHz processor
- 3.7” touchscreen at 854 x 480 resolution
- 8 GB of internal storage
- microSD support (comes with 8 GB card)
- 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and low light mode
- Horizontal, sliding QWERTY keyboard
- Virtual Swype keyboard
- 3G Mobile hotspot abilities via Wi-Fi
- Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ with Adobe Flash 10.1
- Dark sapphire and winter white will be the two offered colors
The most important feature in the Droid 2 Global is the dual-band CDMA, quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS radio inside. Yeah, you will be able to take this smartphone pretty much anywhere in the world and be able to connect to a network. With Apple expected to have a world phone with the release of the iPhone 5 next year, Motorola wants to make sure that its DROID line is already in a position to compete for global business travelers who have already dumped BlackBerry. It is also a pretty cool feature to have if you plan on vacationing anywhere outside of the U.S. or Canada.
The new DROID is expected to launch on November 11th from Verizon Wireless but the price has not been confirmed yet. Motorola has
had strong success with its DROID series and hopes to continue its march ahead of when Verizon finally is expected to get a CDMA compatible iPhone early next year. That will be a crucial time for makers of Android smartphones as they will certainly have to deal with at least a few million defecting customers in the first month. After the iPhone comes to Verizon, the playing field in the sales figures will start to balance out—Verizon does after all have the most wireless subscribers in the U.S.—and we can expect the price of Android phones to drop while the quality goes up.
Like the way the new Droid 2 Global is looking? In the market for an Android powered world phone? Hoping for that 1.2 GHz processor to find its way into some other smartphones in times for the holidays? Let me know.launch, world phone, Android 2.2, DROID 2 Global, leak