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DROID Pro is just DROID 2 World Edition?

Normally I’m not one to do the “I knew this already!” stuff, but we were told that the Droid Pro would simply be the Droid 2 world edition almost a month ago from 2 separate and non-related sources; we were just put on strict orders not to actually say it publicly.  Then today some additional details have come to the forefront, so it’s time to talk about it!

If you want proof, check out this little hint I dropped on July 30th in a running Droid Pro thread over at Droid Forums

Not to cause a stir, but I’ve heard from 2 separate sources that this device is as far from what is in the original post as could possibly be.

Anyways, enough on us, let’s talk about the Droid Pro/D2 World Edition.  Engadget just received this screenshot which looks similar to one BGR had a few weeks back only with more detail…

As you can see, we now know for sure that the R2-D2 Droid 2 will be model A957 and the D2 “WE” will be A956.  We previously weren’t sure what A957, but this surely clears up some of that confusion.  The R2-D2 D2 should still launch on September 30th, but the D2 “WE” is a complete mystery.

So the mysterious Droid Pro is likely not as amazing as was previously rumored and could just be a business version of the D2.  Still interested?

We are still trying to figure out what the Droid “SICK” is though.

Via:  Engadget

  • Aside from these the Droid Pro is also rumored to carry the following specs:

    Network : GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming; CDMA dual band
    3G Capable
    4.0 inch TFT capacitive multi-touch screen
    With video playback, MP3 player and built-in camera
    Android 2.2 OS 1.3 MHz processor
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    MicroSD up to 32GB capacity

    this comes with a 1.3 Mhz processor….LOL

  • Aside from these the Droid Pro is also rumored to carry the following specs:

    Network : GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming; CDMA dual band
    3G Capable
    4.0 inch TFT capacitive multi-touch screen
    With video playback, MP3 player and built-in camera
    Android 2.2 OS 1.3 MHz processor
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    MicroSD up to 32GB capacity

    this comes with a 1.3 Mhz processor….LOL

  • Jdstell

    Looks like my venerable Droid 1 will have to do until next year…

  • Donnyd

    im a 4 time android phone owner….htc eris, htc incredible, nexus one and now Droid x and I can honestly say there all the same. GARBAGE OS!!!! I tried and hope android would get better but its not. Since verizon doesnt have a Iphone im gonna hope the rumours are true about the palm pre 2 coming to verizon in october!!!!! webos is awesome!!!!!!! and much faster than android!!!

    • Hankkb8

      Why are you on this forum then?

    • NuclearFluxx

      DROID – Dominates Relentlessly Over Iphone Daily. Don't get your panties in a bunch just because you don't know how to customize an open source OS. Go be a lemming on an Apple forum 🙂

  • GeeDee82

    So the Droid Pro is just the D2 WE – I guess I can accept that. I had been reading a lot of stuff saying it was gonna have a 1.3ghz processor and 4 inch screen, so I guess none of that is true then? it will have the exact same specs as the D2 but with GSM/World capabilities? I hope they atleast make it in a solid black color, like the OG droid, with vanilla android too, if so I will buy it fo sho.

    Can't wait for that SICKness baby!!! DrrrrooooooooooiiiiiiiD

  • Why didn't they just release the Droid Pro as the Droid 2? {{-_-}}

  • DroidFan

    I am Getting the Droid 2 as a warranty replacement for my D1……cant wait till tomorrow.

  • Were u also pit on strict orders not to comment on how badly froyo has screwed up battery life by allowing apps to turn on at will and drain what already was poor battery life for a smart phone

  • eh, to be honest, I really thought droid pro was to be an unlocked do anything to it kinda phone, hence the name. After seeing that it's just a world edition droid 2. I'm sooo glad I went ahead with my droid 2 purchase. I really love it. Now just choosing between it and my Incredible is tough……………..

  • Tmax224

    so is there not gonn be another droid release this year?

    • There isn't many months left in the year 😉

      • GeeDee82

        There is still 4 months left in the year, and Christmas time usually brings new tech releases, so there is still a good chance we could get another member to the DROID family this year, but actually I'm happy with just the D2 WE myselft.

  • Aarons12

    I'm happy about it. i had been planning on buying a droid 2 when they came out to replace my storm. but i was reluctant to give up the 'world' feature because it has come in handy. but saw these rumors just a day or two before the 2 came out, so i waited.

  • brando56894

    wow thats pretty lame, I remember reading stuff like this over on droid forums but didnt want to believe it. Lets hope the phone we though the pro was will now be this sick. Maybe the name comes from something like this: “yo that phones sick!”

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  • Nothing new and exciting will launch this year, forget about super fast dual core phones in 2010.
    Verizon put a short-life on the new Droids so they can roll out LTE service next year with new handsets.
    Why put more effort into a faster 3G phone.
    What would you need a dual-core phone for anyway?
    Games? Resource intense apps?
    Please, we all know the score on that one.

  • Michael_NM

    Off-topic: Wow! I've got to share with Droid fans. Today, I manually updated my Droid to FRGDD, bought a Droid 2 and ordered a Droid X. I have 3 lines now (one is going to the fiancee) and, I'm eligible for an early upgrade in November… I think I've completely gone off the deep end. My Droid sickness has taken over! Someone please tell me I'm not crazy!!! At least now, I'll definitely root the Droid.

    • EC8CH

      I think you might be crazy since you've made close to 500 posts on Droid-Life without rooting your Droid yet 🙂

      • Michael_NM

        Haha… I'm an odd-ball everywhere I go! 🙂

  • tonytbone7883

    All I want is dual cameras dual cores and two GHz, is that to much to ask for….. oh yeah and 4G….. 🙂

  • NorCalGuy

    Weak!! Y not just call it the d2we y waist a good name like pro and then give the possible star of the show a name like sick?? Either way I just hope the next phone they come out with is more like the d1 were they give us a unlocked bootloader and no blur, and then anything past that I can leave up to moto.

  • Zach

    I thought the same thing Droid Pro = Droid 2 WE but I've also heard it has a 1.3Ghz processor so not sure if that's true. Just wish they would have waited and not released the Droid 2 and just release the Droid PRO instead.

  • Perhaps the “Sick” is that rumored dual-core/2 GHz phone Moto is supposed to put out this winter (or more likely next spring).

    • Zach

      There is no 2Ghz phone and the “SICK” phone got pushed to January.

    • Thats what I'm thinking, also i did hear a rumor that it has been delayed till January, possibly to allow for a launch similar to the Original Droid's launch as the first android device with android 2.0, making this Droid “Sick” possibly the first android device to launch with android 3.0, as well as lte 4G service!!

      • of course this is just theories and rumors…..

        • Oooh! That's even better than a dual-core cpu! Let's hope the rumors are true, then.

          • yeah I agree at a certain point theres only so much power that you'd ever need for a smart phone and at that point its better to have the most cutting edge and customizable OS in its latest and greatest form. not to say a duel core wouldn't be appreciated, maybe an OMAP 4 or a Tegra 2??

          • Timoh

            I remember back in 1996 when I said an 8gb hard drive is more room than I'd ever need too. I know what you're saying but as technology and applications progress, more of the power is used to operate normal tasks.

          • I'd like a smart phone with a core i7 processer 6gb's of ram and 2TB's of internal storage

          • That would be awesome!

            Come to think of it, that's actually better than my desktop. XD

          • Zub

            its called a laptop…..

          • Jdstell

            Now that would be SICK. 15 seconds of battery life 🙁

          • benameco

            let's see how this one plays out

          • yeah but in 1998 those computer specs where still pretty good right? 2 years is all it needs to last

          • Timoh

            Oh yeah I definitely agree. I'm just more cautious about saying “this is all I'll ever need anymore” 🙂

    • BAoxymoron

      come on give Verizon and Motorola credit… I think it'll come out in late spring… well I guess july could be considered late spring…. well maybe we should delay it a little longer and give it 2.2 and then update it to 3.0 when we get around to it say december 2012

  • Lance


    hey kellex I was rooted with the use of universal androot but I unroot because of the new update. so iam stock 2.2 FRG01B and trying update but it kepts telling aborted HELP!

  • Rizzidy


  • That sucks, I was expecting a completely new device!


    • tonytbone7883

      Me too, didn't they say it was going to have a 4.0 screen?

      • Adam

        Yup, 4″ screen and 1.3GHz is what they were saying a month or so ago.

        • zero

          Who’s “they”

          • Jdstell

            “They” = Internet websites run by people that heard from someon’e uncle’s cousin’s fiance that Motorola was making a super pwn Droid that would totally pwn all other phones, especially the iPwn!!!!1!

  • villian1998


    • finally! Someone was able to make the first comment on a post using the word first and not sound like a douche bag!