Why Has Best Buy Pulled Droid 2 Global and Pro?

Yesterday the word was that yellow tag company Best Buy has been stopped from offering the Motorola Droid 2 Global and Motorola Droid Pro smartphones and was removing them from their shelves, and the reason was Verizon pulled the plug because Best Buy was selling them dirt cheap.

However apparently the Big Red hasn’t stopped best Buy from offering the handsets as according to an article over on the Boy Genius Report by Andrew Munchbach, they received an email from a spokesperson for Verizon which apparently said that Verizon “has not mandated or otherwise requested Best Buy to remove the devices from its shelves.”

Apparently the spokesperson also confirmed that there isn’t any recall of the Motorola Droid 2 Global or Motorola Droid Pro for hardware or software reasons which could explain Best Buy removing the handsets.

Verizon did however promote the devices by their Twitter account shortly after with… “DROID 2 Glob and DROID Pro are great phones. Stop by your Verizon Wireless store and try ‘em out! #droid.”

Thus far Best Buy hasn’t replied to a request by the BGR to comment on what is going on. So the big unanswered question is, if the handsets haven’t been pulled due to a price dispute between Best Buy and Verizon then why has Best Buy pulled the Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro? Any of our readers have any ideas?

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3 thoughts on “Why Has Best Buy Pulled Droid 2 Global and Pro?”

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    cusefan09 says:

    The reaspon they have been pulled is they are all set up as PREPAY phones. Verizon shipped Best Buy the wrong type of phones. Customers can purchase the phones…then it is not possible to activate them unless you have a prepay account. So, Best Buy is sending back this batch of phones and recieving a new batch…probably within the week.

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    guest says:

    Verizon may not have forced Best Buy to remove the phones from inventory, but they have blacklisted the ESNs that were instock at the time of the price discrepancy. New orders of the phones would not be blacklisted, but all current inventory is unable to be activated.

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    Shawn says:

    I Purchased a Droid2 On Dec. 14 was having issues with it .lockups ,freezing.Phone was fully activated
    I brought it in on Dec 16 to get a new phone and was told I could not get one as they were all being pulled off shelves.I would have to pick another phone.I returned my buggy phone and was on my way with my old phone. I still dont know the story but have been looking diligently on the internet and coming up empty.As far as too cheap you can get that phone for 50 dollars on websites , half of best buys price.

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