Verizon finally confirmed the DROID 2 Global via its Facebook page. The D2G, a variant of the DROID 2 with a global GSM radio, has one of the most unusual launches of recent memory. The handset made it through the rumor mill like most other handsets with leaked screen grabs, rogue spotting on Motorola’s website, and rumored training guides.
It finally debuted on Verizon’s website earlier this month with nary a mention from the carrier or from Motorola. It had a dedicated spot on the showcase DROIDdoes.com website and an advertisement boasting of the handset’s prowess, but neither Verizon nor Motorola made any formal announcement. After almost two weeks on Big Red’s website, the wireless carrier finally confirmed the handset’s existence this weekend.
The D2G is a small upgrade to the DROID 2 and, as the name suggests, is a global handset with support for world GSM frequencies. It sports a 1.2GHZ processor which should help the handset sing along quite nicely on Android 2.2. Other than the processor upgrade and global roaming support, the DROID 2 Global is identical to the original D2. Right now, the D2G stands alongside the original D2 on Verizon’s website and is a nice alternative for the traveler looking for an Android handset. It is available online only for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year customer agreement.
[Via Verizon Facebook]