Another 'global' in Verizon pipeline?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by goffredo, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. goffredo

    goffredo Member

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    Hey gang,

    First, let me thank the folks on these forums for all the great information here. I've been lurking for a few days now, and I'm astonished at the depth of knowledge on these forums.

    I've got an HTC Incredible on Verizon. It's working great, but I need to spend September and October in Italy this year, so I'll need a phone that can take a SIM card from a local carrier such as TIM or Wind. I would use the phone both for voice calls, as well as to set up a wifi hotspot using its cellular data connection so my laptop can get internet. The obvious choice is the Droid 2 Global.

    My question is this -- between now and September, are there any other phones in the pipeline that might release to the public that offer Verizon + GSM capabilities? If so, I might hold off on getting the D2G because it only has a 5MP camera, the only bummer about this phone! Otherwise, there's no reason I can think of to delay picking up a D2G asap so I can start getting used to it.

    Grazie!
    -Goffredo
     
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    There is a rumor that the Incredible 2 will be global and it is due out well before your trip.
     
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    The Droid Incredible 2 is coming out later this month, it will be a global phone and blow away the D2G...check out android central, it was just was updated about it man.
     
  4. jkhonea

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    The Incredible 2 has been confirmed Global and if all goes well, it should hit right around the 21st of April. 4" screen, same processor as the Thunderbolt, 1.3mp FFC and 8mp camera. Should also be on the new Sense with Gingerbread coming shortly.
     
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    No qwerty, not for me.
     
  6. goffredo

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    Thanks gang! That would be perfect. I'll keep an ear out.
     
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    jkhonea Super Moderator

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    The lack of QWERTY is what I actually like about it. Allows a smaller, more compact size.
     
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    jkhonea Super Moderator

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    Keep an eye on our Incredible 2 forum. Between there and General we'll keep everyone updated with release information as we get it.
     
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    I like buttons on my phone...
     
  10. goffredo

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    Agree. Slide-out keypads are just one more thing that will collect pocket lint, break, or otherwise be annoying. It was the other thing I didn't like about the D2G (the camera being the first thing).
     
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    kptphalkon Active Member

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    I never have problems with my keyboard being dirty, sliding around in my pocket, or getting damaged. Size is a matter of opinion.
     
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    The droid pro is also a global phone.
    Honestly the qwerty keyboard is just a matter of preference, some like it some don't. For me the qwerty keyboard is a nice addition since I don't like typing on the touchscreen all the time.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
     
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