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DROID 2 Discontinued at Best Buy, Global Brother Prepares to Move In

You had to figure this news was coming either this week or next week as we await the launching of the Droid 2 Global November 11th, but it’s still sort of sad.  According to Best Buy, the phone has already been removed from many store displays and their inventory systems have flagged it as “Discontinued.”  The original Droid 2 was the follow-up to arguably the greatest Android phone ever and just never really stood a chance.  The Droid X launched weeks before it, specs leaked out showing only slight improvements, and then the global version with a higher clocked processor started prancing around in the wild showing off a shiny new white exterior.

It seems like just yesterday that we brought you the first shots of the Droid 2, and now it’s already gone.  Poor out some OJ for one of our brothers this Halloween weekend.

Cheers money!

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  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    It seems a horrible waste to start building and releasing a phone, only to EOL it three months later. Why didn't they just release the Droid 2 Global from the start if that was their ultimate plan? Or did they just dream up the Global recently?

  • http://matt4542.net Matt4542

    Is it time for me to get a new phone? :'(

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      hahaha why would it be?

  • Jerflash63

    i love my OG DROID but its showing its age. looks a little beat up and the right side of the touch screen is now dead(just the very edge). its starting to become a problem and even though i love this phone it may be time to let it go in the near future because i never trusted refurbs. i really need something new with a lil gingerbread and unlocked bootloader

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Jablonski/1200654254 John Jablonski

    Sure am glad I got my Free Phone today! Droid2!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      haha nice!

  • Smeckle

    Just yesterday the Incredible was “arguably the best Droid phone on the planet,” and now the D1 is “arguably the greatest Android phone ever.” Which is it??? o_O

    Time for a new poll? ;-)

    • The350zWolf

      The king is the OG Droid…won't be the fastest nor the baddest, but for a phone that was supposed to be dead a long time ago it can still hang with the big boys plus it is real fun to play with (ROMS galore). Besides, it's the one that start it all! I'll bet that the OG Droid will be around to get a taste of Gingerbread :^)

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        i agree!!!

  • The350zWolf

    I'll stop by my Best Buy after work later just for sh**s and giggles and see if I can pick one up for free. Will probably make a good test bed for the D2Global. BTW, there is no way in hell that I'll give up my OG Droid, need to see if it will run Gingerbread :^)

    • The350zWolf

      Just came back from BestBuy in La Jolla Village square…got my self a new Droid2 … added a new line and total cost out the door …. $0.00!!!!! It felt really weird walking out the door with the phone without handing out any cash…. Anyway now to figure out how to juggle the phones… I have a old moto flip phone and see if I can put it in one of the lines. Incidentally, the D2's where flying off the shelf like hot bread!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        hope you enjoy it like i have myself. i really like the droid 2!

  • Josh

    Why did they even bother releasing a Droid 2? Should have been the Droid 2 Global from the start!

    • KleenDroid

      why?

  • Yusufyusuf924

    Just because its discontinued doesnt mean it wont be supported. It will get the 2.3 Gingerbread update.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePhoneNerd Phone Nerd

    Just like the movies, the sequel rarely lives up to the hype of the original. Remember, just because Best Buy stopped carrying the Droid 2, doesn't mean that Verizon Wireless or other 3rd party vendors have discontinued the model.

    • Josh

      “Hype of the original”?? Oh there was no hype surrounding the OG Droid. Hype is for Apple products. The excitement surrounding the Droid1 was all backed by badassness.

      • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

        Perhaps “hype FROM the original” would have been more appropriate. I read the tone of the post to mean that sequels are never as amazing and game changing as the original, and therefore always a letdown even if they would have been perfectly good on their own, without the increased expectations of being a sequel/follow up to something that was so awesome.

        The Droid 2 is a perfectly good phone, but it's just not as exciting as the OG Droid was when it came out.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePhoneNerd Phone Nerd

    Just like many movies, the sequel just never lives up to the hype of the original. Remember, just because Best Buy stopped carrying the model, doesn't mean that Verizon Wireless or other 3rd party vendors will stop carrying it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

    OMG my DROID2 is gonna break down! Its being discontinued!! :P

    Still a great phone.
    For the droid2-ers, i think you will like this↓
    http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-2-discussion/5323-tbh-mydroidworld-present-droid-2-2-3-20-triple-threat.html

    • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

      FWIW, discontinued at BB doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be discontinued all around. BB has a much more limited number of phones for any one carrier because they have multiple carriers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        kidding. i only said that because others were saying it like that. as if its discontinued everywhere.

  • jiggaman508

    This is exactly why I switched to the fascinate. My beloved d2 just never really stood a chance. It seems to me like its the black sheep off the family for some reason… But big props to matt4542, Angdroid, and the whole team defuse crew for bringing out thee potential of this device.

  • Miked

    Never liked the Droid 2. I had the original Droid and loved it. I really disliked the colors of the Droid 2, so when I got my new one I went with the Inc. Glad I made that choice seeing as how atleast the Inc. will be supported alittle longer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      i didnt like the colors at first either. but why would anyone turn down a free upgrade to a better phone? i took that offer faster than a moc5 with a flux capacitor.

  • sylent101

    That's totally disrespectful to anyone who purchased a d2.

  • The350zWolf

    RIP Droid 2 :(
    your bigger brother will avenge your death!

  • Pena Rueben

    First. D1 for life or till February! Ha ha

    • Pena Rueben

      Dang it!

    • Evilvampbabe

      D1 for life or till august 2011!!! I’ve had mine since Dec 22, 2009 and love it . So customizable! Even installed swype on it among other kool things.

  • Snarf

    first

    • Muddy B00ts

      nope. lol

      • Snarf

        yes

        Snarf 2 minutes ago
        Pena Rueben 1 minute ago

        • Muddy B00ts

          you misunderstood. I was first. Or did you mean 1st to say first? cause I didn't do that this time…

  • Muddy B00ts

    Now the locked Bootloader can go anywhere in the world! Have fun finding the newest sbf while your phone's bricked in another continent.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      OMG people still crack jokes on the locked bootloader? thats old dude. we can root, we have roms & themes, we can overclock. what more is there in root?

      • Muddy B00ts

        I know about all that stuff, but I never got the cajones to root my droid until I knew there was an easy fix if I screwed up. Just sayin’ Motorola is being super lame about it. (and yes I know you can just decide not to do the update.) Didn’t mean to offend you. :(

      • Muddy B00ts

        I know about all that stuff, but I never got the cajones to root my droid until I knew there was an easy fix if I screwed up. Just sayin’ Motorola is being super lame about it. (and yes I know you can just decide not to do the update.) Didn’t mean to offend you. :(