There’s nothing quite as sweet as a desirable phone dropping to free on contract from a third-party vendor, and that’s exactly what’s happened with Verizon’s Motorola Droid 2 Android handset on Amazon, which is currently selling for one cent. The Froyo-powered, QWERTY-equipped Droid 2 normally goes for $200 with two-year contract directly from Verizon, and retails for $550 unsubsidized.
One reason for this drop could be the impending release of the Droid 2 Global, a world phone that works on both Verizon’s CDMA network as well as GSM networks domestically and internationally. Besides its adroit roaming capabilities, the Droid 2 Global will also allegedly bump the processor speed from 1GHz on the standard Droid 2 to 1.2GHz, potentially further devaluing the slower of the two models. Apparently the Global edition will otherwise maintain its predecessor’s 3.7-inch WVGA+ display, 512MB of RAM, 7.5GB of storage, and five-megapixel / 720p camera.