Perhaps Droid Pro Will Be Nothing More Than A GSM Droid 2

Posted: Aug 20 2010, 11:09am CDT | by , in News | Android


Perhaps Droid Pro Will Be Nothing More Than A GSM Droid 2
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Hopes for yet an entirely new Droid quashed

We recently started hearing rumors about a new Motorla phone called the Droid Pro, which would make it the sixth device to use the Droid name in only nine months. Now, however, it appears the Pro will be nothing more than a re-tooled Droid 2.

One of the biggest problems with the Droid family so far is that, being only available on Verizon, they are tied to CDMA wireless networks. That means if you take one overseas it will be useless.

The competing network standard, known as GSM, works seamlessly practically all over the world but is not as reliable in the US as CDMA. Sprint and Verizon both run on CDMA while T-Mobile and AT&T use GSM.

Apparently Motorola and Verizon are working to fix this minor issue and release a more expensive version of the Droid 2 that will run on a special GSM network. Verizon does have an extremely small amount of phones that use GSM.

Initially reports suggested it might be called something like the "Droid 2 World Phone," and then rumors started popping up about the Droid Pro with absolutely no details. I guess it doesn't take a genius to link everything together to realize that, yes, in fact the Droid Pro will most likely just be a Droid 2 that you can use in other countries.

We are, though, still waiting to hear more information about the Droid Mini that was rumored earlier this summer. We're also waiting for when every single phone that's not an iPhone will have the word "Droid" in it somewhere, because it sure seems like that's starting to happen.

Via Phandroid

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