The original DROID 2 is now back on Verizon’s website as a certified pre-owned device. The reconditioned handset is available for $129, which is $70 less than its Global counterpart. While pre-owned devices are often cast aside, I have owned several Verizon Wireless pre-certified devices and almost all have been in excellent physical and operating condition. Certified pre-owned devices are guaranteed to be in like-new condition and also come with both a one-year warranty and a 30-day return policy.
The DROID 2 is an interesting handset in Verizon’s Android lineup. It had a short life span at the wireless carrier and was replaced by the DROID 2 Global a few months after launch. The two DROID 2 models are almost identical physically with the newer, DROID 2 Global offering a dual-mode GSM/CDMA radio and a slightly faster 1.2GHz processor. For Verizon customers that do not travel overseas, the D2 is an excellent alternative to the D2G. The processor jump from 1GHz to 1.2GHz is negligible and the $70 discount is easy on the wallet.
If you are considering the DROID 2, you may want to know that it has a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display (854 x 480), a 1 GHz TI OMAP processor, 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, physical QWERTY keyboard, 8 GB of internal memory with microSD expansion up to 32 GB, and Android 2.2. Overall, the DROID 2 is an excellent handset for anyone who wants the convenience of a physical QWERTY keyboard and the performance of the Android OS. You can read more about the DROID 2 here in our detailed hands-on review.