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Rumor: DROID 2 Out in Favor of DROID 2 Global?

Recent purchasers of the Droid 2 might want to skip by this article; it might ruin your weekend.  A sneaky little rumor just surfaced from BGR which shows a shot of the current Droid lineup on Verizon only with some choice words listed specifically under the D2.  As you can see above, the words “while supplies last” are clearly displayed and that’s not a good sign for a device that’s been out for about a month.  Would Big Red really drop a device just a few months after it arrives?  I  guess they did decide to skip the whole promotional tour for it and maybe we should have taken that as a pretty big hint?

We know that there is a Droid 2 Global coming out at some point this year which should have a couple of upgraded specs, but why would VZW even release the original D2 knowing that it had a short 3-4 month lifespan?  And you thought Eris owners were pissed at this morning’s news.

Droid 2 owner thoughts?

Source:  BGR, GizmoFusion

  • Masteroilservice

    On the droid global 2 how do you find an address and the name and history of a building or property when you walk down the street and stop and look a structure

  • Lacey65

    I would rather see a droid X global

  • James Huweart

    good thing i got my droid 2 because my droid 1 was an epic fail! i still get to get an amazing phone next year when my contract is up!

  • andrew401

    maybe verizon realized this phone is the peice of crap that it really is? it's more like a droid 1.3 then a droid2

  • magdroid

    I don't travel globally, so I am not pissed. They are just re-releasing the phone with a feature that I will not be using.

  • adam

    or maybe that “while supplies last” was meant for the r2d2 special edition…..

  • HAHAHAHA. . I HECKKA SEEEN DAT COMMiNG. I WAiTED, MONTHS!, TO VERiFy iF THERE WAS GOiNg TO BE ANy BiG CHANGES TO THE D2. AFTER SEEiNG VZW DiD A HORRiBLE jOBB WiTH iT I DECiDED TO GO W/ THE DROiD- X!. VZW jUST GOT LAZy WiTH THE D2 AND WANTED TO MAKE SOME CHEAP MONEy THAT'S WAT iT COMES DOWN TO.

    • WhoAreYou

      I have 2.2 (officially). You do not.

      Eat it.

      • JimBizzle21

        3 days later he did eat it and they updated the droid x to 2.2 lol

  • Anonymous-x

    It seems the carriers have understood the words 'not buy 1st Gen phones' seems we D2 owners have been put into this same category, to explain, I'm preparing for a vacation & to bring a gsm phone I either have to use a 'loaner' from red or have to buy “another” phone. I'm not happy with this at all. No, I'm not a D1 owner.

    • WhoAreYou

      Utilize the WFG. Return the D2 and go get a global phone or wait for the D2 global. WFG = 30 days to return without being stuck with the same model for 12-20 months (dependent on your plan).

  • Keels

    Oh for fuck's sake, it's not going anywhere.

  • KleenDroid

    I'm not upset… I have Android 2.2 on my D2…. LOLOLOLOL How is that working out for you guys with the X?

  • Sad, but I believe I'm still going to get the R2D2 special edition because, come on, STAR WARS!!!!!

  • vzwguy

    might wanna check again. new collateral refresh on the 20th. your retail store sucks.

  • test

  • Areyouin

    If I'm going to up my contract to get a D2W they better just let me upgrade my D2 to D2W for free…..Actually even if they aren't discontinued I think this is a good plan.

    • WhoAreYou

      Why? It's the same device. If you want a global device return yours and go get a global phone. If you just want a SIM card slot that you'll never use, then expect VZW NOT to replace yours. Just because you think it's a good plan to get the same device with a SIM card slot does not mean VZW should give you a freebie upgrade.

  • Omartheone81

    All i gotta say i love my droid 2 wont trade for the world its an awesome fone for being my 1st smartfone i luv it.

  • Coop

    You kept an Omnia 1 for 2+ years??? I practically threw mine away after 11 months. It was horrible.

  • what difference does it make to you? you already have your D2.

  • WhoAreYou

    Well, it's all about options. Verizon is loading as many options as possible into their lineup of Android devices. Irregardless of what you think differs, sucks, is way cooler or rad from one device to another is irrelevant. Incredible, X, D2, D2 Global, Fascinate, Ally, and Devour. 4 of those are Moto. So either Moto is going to run out of parts or something's gotta give.

    Why keep a D2 in the lineup if a SIM card slot makes it a D2 Global?
    I have a D2 and have no need for Global capabilities in GSM countries. Therefore, the same device with a SIM card slot does not scare me in any way that my devices is being left in the dust already. Besides – VZW just released recent updates to the Omnia 1 (my previous device for 2+ years) and Omnia 2 right after that. Phones may be old, but they still get updated and they are most definitely still supported.

    I see this as more of a positive thing. I now have a D2 LE.

    “Move on, get over it, go out with somebody else.”

  • Chris Nimon

    Well they had to get rid of what they had already made before they switched to the global version, then they'll launch an all out campaign. Just my personal conspiracy theory 🙂

  • jiggaman508

    I received my d2 as a warranty replacement and i don't even know if id consider it an upgrade, this is less stable than my d1 and barely any faster, I miss my d1 and the abundance of roms to choose from, plainly put I miss bugless beast…

  • pezjono

    Couldn't ANYTHING be labeled as “While supplies last”? I mean… if you run out, you run out!

  • Donstpete

    Agree. There is no reason to do anything right now. D2 should never have been caled an upgrade. It was a simple tweak to the D1… good as a new buy but not an upgrade. I'm hanging with my D1 until 4G hen I'll pick a real upgraded device.

  • meh don't really care, i'm waiting with my original droid, for something big and better a bit further down the road.

  • creepy.

  • JT

    Maybe a sign the Global edition, R2D2, and a possible 3rd version might see the light of day – how about a front facing camera Droid 2, MOTO!?

  • HAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA D2 sucks anyways DX RULES THE AIR HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  • The350zWolf

    I don't know if this gives credence to the rumor, but you can get a droid2 for $79.99 with a new contract from newegg 🙁

  • Bren

    It seems to me, especially to rooted Droid 1 users, that a D2 really isn't an upgrade.

  • KalmVsKhaos

    LMAO! And here I was this morning, thinking how it must suck to be a Eris owner after hearing they're not going to get 2.2 Froyo. Well I still love my Droid 2, hopefully this is a huge error/rumor!

    *Prays*

  • dbunkr

    this is bogus info, our retail store just got in new collateral listing the d2 as “coming soon” , with the omnia 2 listed as “while supplies last”, i smell a photoshop.

  • Still-born……brootal 🙂

  • t3lancer2007

    Yeah, it was such a small upgrade from the Droid 1, I wouldnt waste my time unless it was an upgrade through warranty.

  • shriker

    i know my friend that got a D2 as a replacement for his D1 is going to be really mad…

  • Michael_NM

    Unless I'm reading the headline wrong, it sounds like the Droid 2 Global is coming. 🙂

  • Michael_NM

    I had a Droid 2 for two weeks. Returned it for a Droid X. I was a physical keyboard devotee, but the X converted me. I'm never looking back. I'll keep my original Droid as a keepsake, but I honestly think (no disrespect meant) that the Droid 2 was still-born…

  • JTE

    Well I've seen about a thousand D2 commercials, and maybe one or two for the DX or DInc in the past month…

  • rals

    hahaha maybe it's all the D1 owners making fraudulent claims in getting a D2.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does this mean new phones coming?

  • that is the sound of inevitability

  • bravoleader2

    That sounds like a smart idea on Verizon's part.

  • Omartheone81

    All i gotta say i love my droid 2 wont trade for the world its an awesome fone for being my 1st smartfone i luv it.

  • WhoAreYou

    Well, it's all about options. Verizon is loading as many options as possible into their lineup of Android devices. Irregardless of what you think differs, sucks, is way cooler or rad from one device to another is irrelevant. Incredible, X, D2, D2 Global, Fascinate, Ally, and Devour. 4 of those are Moto. So either Moto is going to run out of parts or something's gotta give.

    Why keep a D2 in the lineup if a SIM card slot makes it a D2 Global?
    I have a D2 and have no need for Global capabilities in GSM countries. Therefore, the same device with a SIM card slot does not scare me in any way that my devices is being left in the dust already. Besides – VZW just released recent updates to the Omnia 1 (my previous device for 2+ years) and Omnia 2 right after that. Phones may be old, but they still get updated and they are most definitely still supported.

    I see this as more of a positive thing. I now have a D2 LE.

    “Move on, get over it, go out with somebody else.”

    • Coop

      You kept an Omnia 1 for 2+ years??? I practically threw mine away after 11 months. It was horrible.

      • WhoAreYou

        I was waiting for a droid with a 1ghz processor which were “expected” by the end of 09…
        It was a really good phone with all the flashable roms that were out. My digitizer finally gave out last month hence the D2.

        The digitizers were hit or miss. The audio quality was poor, but I'm not a talker. The market was/is pretty bad and barren. What remains of it is nothing even resembling stock except for the hardware.

  • Chris Nimon

    Well they had to get rid of what they had already made before they switched to the global version, then they'll launch an all out campaign. Just my personal conspiracy theory 🙂

  • pezjono

    Couldn't ANYTHING be labeled as “While supplies last”? I mean… if you run out, you run out!

    • Anonymous

      Not really, it implies that the stocks won’t be replenished…

  • Donstpete

    Agree. There is no reason to do anything right now. D2 should never have been caled an upgrade. It was a simple tweak to the D1… good as a new buy but not an upgrade. I'm hanging with my D1 until 4G hen I'll pick a real upgraded device.

    • KleenDroid

      Hmm… My D2 blows my D1 out of the water by any comparison. I would call that an upgrade for sure! Simply take another look at the specs. The D2 also doesn't have the problems running Flash that the D1 did. If for no other reason than a faster processor and more ram. And NO my D1 running custom rom and overclocked to 1200 did not even compare.

      I assume someone saying it should never have been called an upgrade does not own one.

      • I played around with my friends D2 compared to my rooted over clocked D1 and I’m sorry I don’t see this mystical flash performance increase you’re talking about. My D1 runs flash just fine…Would a D2 over clocked run it better? More then likely yes. Do I feel a need to upgrade my phone to the same size screen to get a faster processor when i have zero issues with my phones current capabiltities nope. Would I buy a D2 over a D1 now if I was getting an upgrade of course…But I’d likely buy a phone with a slightly bigger screen over both whatever that phone would be.

        Anyway problem with Donstpete’s plan is that come 4G unlimited data will for sure be gone and we will likely need a new contract to upgrade thus we will lose unlimited data. Add to the fact that I live in a rural area and I’m not all that crazy amped about 4G just yet. That’s another phone and 2 years away till it’s widely usuable I’d guess.

        • Anonymous

          this is very true…….. i have both and the droid2 is more like a droid 1.3…….. it’s pathetic to call it an upgrade when the droid does EVERYTHING the droid2 does…… not to mention you don’t have to put up with that awful weird blur crap…

  • meh don't really care, i'm waiting with my original droid, for something big and better a bit further down the road.

    • James Huweart

      exactly i got a droid 2 because my droid 1 was an epic fail so next year when my contract is up i will get an amazing phone then!

  • JT

    Maybe a sign the Global edition, R2D2, and a possible 3rd version might see the light of day – how about a front facing camera Droid 2, MOTO!?

  • HAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA D2 sucks anyways DX RULES THE AIR HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    • creepy.

    • The350zWolf

      You might be right about the hardware, but if you look now on DL news, there is a big uproar about your beloved DX :p

  • The350zWolf

    I don't know if this gives credence to the rumor, but you can get a droid2 for $79.99 with a new contract from newegg 🙁

  • Bren

    It seems to me, especially to rooted Droid 1 users, that a D2 really isn't an upgrade.

    • KleenDroid

      My rooted D1 running at 1200 couldn’t keep up with my D2 for anything. I used to think the same as you guys until I got my D2. LOL…. but whatever makes you guys happy is cool with me.

  • KalmVsKhaos

    LMAO! And here I was this morning, thinking how it must suck to be a Eris owner after hearing they're not going to get 2.2 Froyo. Well I still love my Droid 2, hopefully this is a huge error/rumor!

    *Prays*

    • what difference does it make to you? you already have your D2.

      • Anonymous

        No, I mean that since it’s already headed to the graveyard, maybe there won’t be new updates for it and stuff. I’m not saying that will happen of course.

        • WhoAreYou

          D2 will not be left in the dust. Updates will continue to occur if needed.

  • dbunkr

    this is bogus info, our retail store just got in new collateral listing the d2 as “coming soon” , with the omnia 2 listed as “while supplies last”, i smell a photoshop.

    • 7r1ck13

      I smell photoshop too.. Why would the DROID X be listed as New yet and the D2 listed as “while they last” sounds to me that that might have been the D1 listing and someone shop’d a 2 after it.. which makes sense seeing the were discon. the D1 just prior to the D2 launch..

      Its gotta be a fake, esp. w/ the R2D2 DROID2 launch in a week 1/2.

    • Barbacoa1076

      wrongo Im sitting in my comfy chair in my verzion store right now looking at the ne Consumer guides and ir indeed list D2 as while supplies last

  • shriker

    i know my friend that got a D2 as a replacement for his D1 is going to be really mad…

    • James Huweart

      why its free and doesnt extend your contract. so as soon as its up he can get whatever phone that comes out then. i had the same thing happen for me. so whatever amazing phone comes out next year i can still get it!

  • Michael_NM

    I had a Droid 2 for two weeks. Returned it for a Droid X. I was a physical keyboard devotee, but the X converted me. I'm never looking back. I'll keep my original Droid as a keepsake, but I honestly think (no disrespect meant) that the Droid 2 was still-born…

    • t3lancer2007

      Yeah, it was such a small upgrade from the Droid 1, I wouldnt waste my time unless it was an upgrade through warranty.

    • Still-born……brootal 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Ha! It’s a great device, but the timing was all wrong.

    • jiggaman508

      I received my d2 as a warranty replacement and i don't even know if id consider it an upgrade, this is less stable than my d1 and barely any faster, I miss my d1 and the abundance of roms to choose from, plainly put I miss bugless beast…

      • KleenDroid

        You have got to be kidding me….. I think you got a dud. Mine blows my D1 out of the water in every way!

        I would return it and get a good one.

  • JTE

    Well I've seen about a thousand D2 commercials, and maybe one or two for the DX or DInc in the past month…

  • rals

    hahaha maybe it's all the D1 owners making fraudulent claims in getting a D2.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does this mean new phones coming?

    • Michael_NM

      Unless I'm reading the headline wrong, it sounds like the Droid 2 Global is coming. 🙂

  • that is the sound of inevitability

  • bravoleader2

    That sounds like a smart idea on Verizon's part.