DROID 2 World Edition photographed, sports white and chrome design [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
We've heard a lot of rumors about Motorola's DROID 2 World Edition, but we haven't actually seen the handset until today. The folks over at Droid Life have received photos of the globe-trotting DROID and, as expected, it looks largely the same as the current DROID 2. The obvious change is the color scheme, featuring a white back and chrome sides rather than the blue and gun metal found on the regular D2. Considering how similar this device and the original DROID 2 are, I wouldn't be surprised to see the DROID 2 World Edition eliminate the current D2 and become the one and only DROID 2 on Verizon.
While I'm not a huge fan of the mix of black, white, and chrome found on this new DROID 2, I have to admit that I'm pretty interested in the handset. Considering that it's a global device, it's likely that those of us on AT&T could grab one of these and unlock it for use on the GSM carrier. Unfortunately, I'm sure it would be stuck on EDGE speeds rather than the 3G we've come to know and love. Still, the DROID 2 World Edition (or DROID Pro, or DROID 2 Global) is a pretty slick looking handset for those of you on Verizon. Now you've got a dilemma: DROID 2 World Edition or the limited R2-D2 DROID 2?
UPDATE: It appears that Droid Life wasn't stopping with the photos of the DROID 2 World Edition, as they've also posted benchmarks and system information for the device. Most interesting? A screenshot says that this new DROID 2's processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz, up from the original DROID 2's 1 GHz chip. The rest of the components look to be the same as the regular D2. Any of you DROID 2 owners contemplating a switch to the new DROID 2 World Edition/DROID Pro now?