Wow that was fast. The original Motorola Droid 2 debuted in August. A few months later the Motorola Droid 2 Global was announced and today the original Motorola Droid 2 is only available through Verizon and as a certified pre-owned unit.
It was widely reported this week that Best Buy had taken the original Droid 2 off their shelves to make way for newer Android handsets. So far the Motorola Droid line up has included the Original Droid (the best selling Android handset in the US), the Droid 2, the Droid 2 Global and the Droid Pro. We are expecting to see a Motorola Droid branded handset featuring an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and possibly LTE compatible in a couple of weeks at CES.
It’s hard to tell what the inventory numbers will be like for pre-owned Droid 2 devices as none of them that came with new contracts could possibly be off contract replacements yet. Returns for hardware issues? Whatever the case the newer Droid 2 global packs a better processor and dual mode technology to support GSM for overseas.
Another interesting note about Verizon’s Droid branded phones is that they released two HTC phones under the Droid name, the Droid Eris and the Droid Incredible. Verizon is expected to announce the HTC Merge any day now but that is reported to be a non Droid branded phone and feature Bing’s search engine and maps as default.
Really how many Droid 2 pre owned units could their possibly be?