Motorola DROID 2 goes pre-sale Aug 11, in-stores Aug 12

Motorola DROID 2 goes pre-sale Aug 11, in-stores Aug 12
Alright, folks, it's time to pop those bottles. Verizon has officially announced that the Motorola DROID 2 will be available for pre-sale on its site starting tomorrow, and in all Verizon Wireless stores the next day, August 12, as expected. The price? $199.99 (same as Best Buy) with a new two-year contract (Email and Web for Smartphone plan required) and a $100 mail-in rebate.

In case you need a refresher on why this is probably the biggest news of the week, let us say that the DROID 2 is the successor to the DROID, which is kind of the Godfather of Android smartphones in the U.S.

Information coming straight from the horse's mouth is actually confirming what was previously known, including a faster processor, Android 2.2 with Flash Player 10.1 support and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities. Great for first-time users, but doesn't seem like a lot of reasons to upgrade for proud DROID owners, who are getting Android 2.2 and Flash anyway. (On second thought, that new 1GHz TI OMAP chipset is really worth a closer look...)

Verizon and Motorola are also promising a more usable QWERTY keyboard this time around, and we surely hope the Motorola DROID 2 will live up to that (at least there's no d-pad on the side, which is a good start).

Now that we've said the important stuff, let us mention that the DROID 2 will also be offered as a limited-edition R2-D2 version, which will be available online in September. The R2-D2 edition will come with a different appearance that should remind of the famous droid (but will it be able to fly?), and will also contain exclusive Star Wars content.

So there you have it, folks – the Motorola DROID 2, available everywhere from August 12 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, as well as a limited R2-D2 edition coming later in September. Now excuse us, we were just watching "Return of the Jedi".

Motorola DROID 2 Specifications

source: Verizon



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Love star wars and love ANdroid phones - great combo - and I am sure the phone will be a blast as the first 2.2 official release in the U.S. Verizon customers, rejoice...

2. george jetson unregistered

droid2 = motoblur2 stock android ftw!

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

seriously? WOW, I thought MOTO was saying bye bye to BLUR...glad I never bought the backflip...

4. Misanthropos

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

They're ruining the greatest saga of our time by putting that silver "Motorola" on it. How dare they..

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

it actually looks better than the first droid, which was/is an ugly phone - man, if I had verizon, I would be getting this phone. I am sure XDA will be looking to create a ROM for it, too. Hopefully, the issues with supply that have hurt the other droids do not affect this beast,

6. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

Was going to jump on this phone this week .... but then yesterday I hear about the Droid Pro coming out. Thanks to sites like phonearena, I keep holding out getting a new phone cause I keep hearing about the next great thing coming out soon.

7. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Whoa PA..."DROID, which is kind of the Godfather of Android smartphones in the US"...don't say that. You're startin an all out war with those who don't have Verizon to grow green with envy.

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