Droid 2 Discontinued in Favor of Droid 2 World Edition
While this tip that Boy Genius Report had received is unconfirmed, it would make sense that Verizon Wireless may be discontinuing the Droid 2, which was first released late this summer as the first phone with Android 2.2 Froyo and Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile out of the box, in favor of the Droid 2 World Edition. The Droid 2 World Edition would essentially be the same phone in terms of looks as the Droid 2, but would bring support for GSM/HSPA alongside the CDMA/EV-DO support on the model that it replaces. The move would make sense as having two models in the lineup that are very similar may cause customer confusion. Given that Verizon may not want to upset early adopters who had purchased the non-world traveling edition of the phone, the carrier may try to deplete inventory of the original Droid 2 before trying to offer the Droid 2 World Edition, probably at a similar price as the original model. Because the World Edition would support 3G/HSPA, it would also add a SIM card slot if true.