Verizon quietly launches Motorola Droid 2 Global

Carrier makes the Droid 2 Global smartphone available on its Web site today. The device sells for $199.99 with a contract and after a mail-in rebate.

The Motorola Droid 2 Global.
The Motorola Droid 2 Global Verizon

After weeks of speculation , the Motorola Droid 2 Global is available today to Verizon Wireless customers.

As expected, the Droid 2 Global features a 1.2GHz processor and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). It has a 3.7-inch display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and comes in either white or black. It features 8GB of internal memory and an 8GB preinstalled microSD card. But it's the device's ability to work around the world that will attract customers. According to Verizon, it boasts "Quad Band GSM capabilities to make and receive calls, check e-mail, and more from over 200 countries."

Motorola's Droid 2 Global sells for $199.99 after a mail-in rebate with a two-year contract.

Last month, many of the Droid 2 Global's specs leaked on the Web. Last week, reports surfaced claiming the Droid 2 Global would be made available to Verizon customers on November 11. The only detail that was wrong along the way was that release date.

The launch of the Droid 2 Global comes on the heels of Verizon's announcement yesterday that it will offer the Motorola Droid Pro for preorder starting today . Like the Droid 2 Global, the Droid Pro can place calls and access data networks around the world. Unlike the Droid 2 Global's slide-out keyboard, the Droid Pro has a keyboard built in below the screen. The Droid Pro retails for $179.99 after a mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. It will be available for purchase November 18.

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