Motorola DROID 2 is leaked - images and video in tow

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Motorola DROID 2 is leaked - images and video in tow
The Motorola Droid Xtreme has been taking up a decent amount of airwaves seeing that we've seen a good amount of leaked material regarding it – not to mention some nice looking images too. However, we've been able to get a very small snippet of what to expect for the successor to Verizon's most popular Android handset to date as we saw the activation screen of the DROID 2. Now we are being introduced to the handset itself and much more as Droid Life managed to get their hands on some juicy images, a video, and specs sheet on the handset.

Depending on how you soak it all in, it could be garnered as a compelling device or simply just your usual successor. Design wise, the most notable overhaul can be found on the QWERTY keyboard where the directional pad is now gone and the buttons are a bit more bubbled to provide better distinction between keys. At the same time, it surely is a bit more spacious now that the d-pad has been removed, but we know that gamers are probably a bit bummed by that. Other than that, it looks to retain most of the design elements seen by its predecessor. When it comes down to its internals, the Motorola DROID 2 looks to be packing on a 3.7” touchscreen, 750MHz OMAP processor, 8GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. However, it should be noted that it's missing an HDMI out port and a front-facing camera – as those two have become popular of late.



It's also being reported that the handset will be running Android 2.1 (for now), new version of MOTOBLUR, and should have Wi-Fi tethering from the onset – it's not clear if the latter will be offered as part of Eclair. No word yet on a release date for the handset, but it's being pegged for a Q3 release and that Verizon employees are going through training sessions for the smartphone starting on June 23. If there is one thing going for the Motorola DROID 2, it has to be brand recognition seeing that it has plenty of penetration already with Verizon's marketing.

Motorola DROID 2 A955 Specifications

source: Droid Life via Gizmodo


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28 Comments

1. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

oh my, 750mhz? please. being a very proud droid owner, this comes to me as a shock. hopefully you can overclock the hell out of it like with the first one. but still, gunna miss that dpad for snesoid

2. yankeechamp15

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

I think i see a camera on the front next to the speaker hard to see hear go tohttp://www.engadget.com/2010/06/10/motorola-droid-2-fully-exposed/ and it is visable

17. Gilgamesh

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 16, 2009

thats def a light sensor like on LG phones

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

This is a lame update. Other than the keyboard and a couple other slightly better specs, why would I get this instead of the incredible or xtreme? Disappointed moto. It's like the raze 2 of android devices.

4. Dark Asgard

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

Hmm doesn't matter, i dono u sure those facts are right? anyways verizons got the extreme and most of the higher end moto phones so they will probably have the 2gz....and my incredible is outdated, lol...well this sucks and is great!

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Are they trying to build up suspense with all these leaks? It's not really working. Haha, too many Android devices. They're going to cut each other's success. Maybe the EVO could have matched the iphone in sales..... that is if the Droid, Droid Incredible, myTouch 3g slide and now leaks of future high end Android devices like the Droid 2 and the Shadow/Xtreme weren't splitting up the Android consumers. Oh well. that's what happens when you make an OS free. This is definetly the wrong place to say this, but if the EVO falls into the pit of failed/ignored Android devices, don't blame the iSheep, blame all the freaking Android devices.

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I'm sorry but no, I bought my droid 6 months ago and when I see this and the specs....it doesn't make me wanna sell my droid and buy this. It makes me want the EVO just that much more. I can understand minor updates on a feature phone like Voyager and Env Touch, but come on. The Droid is what put Motorola back on track and this is all it gets?

19. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

well i will give them credit for making some great paperweights.

7. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

well it looks arite but i still think they should of at least put an 8 megapixel camera on it. n make it like the black berry storm storm 2 that it runs on cdma here n gsm mode over seas because it would be nice to have an android phone from verizon that would work overseas for those people who travel ...

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

this phone would work in 40 of the most popular countries.

10. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

yes but not europe n i have family in spain. thats why i have t-mobile because it works in europe .. i want verizon but there international plans are mooore expensive than t-mobiles... thats why i stayed with t-mobile ..

11. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

Well when you grow up to be a big girl, maybe you can afford VZW. Until then, sucks to be you.

13. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

u kno what i can also afford verizon in fact i cancelled it last week cuz piece of shit verizon dont work in puerto rico at all i had a htc imagio from verizon n in puerto rico u get '' NO SERVICE'' while t-mobile in the other hand has 5 bars of service tru out the whole island . n since ima be staying in puerto rico for 8 months thats why i signed up with t-mobile ... one thing i still cant understand is why verizon does not work in puerto rico? if PR is part of the USA.. before i left the lady from the verizon store promised me it would work... she was completely wrong i even activated international roaming on it . even on gsm mode i still get no service ... so yea i had no choice than to cancel it... n change company

18. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

well your first mistake was getting an htc imagio.

21. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

VZW does work in PR, my entire family lives down there and every single time I've visited I've had no troubles. So don't go judging the VZW PR experience on just one phone.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

not too impressive. i'm happy with my current droid with 2.2 froyo, adobe flash 10.1 and having an over clocked processer to 1 ghz.

12. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

me too but the keyboard does look better and imagine overclocked to 1.5ghz !!!! NICE! wish it had 8mp camera or a forward facing camera

24. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I don't like the keyboard... or the fact that they changed the order of the four buttons on the bottom... I was extremely excited about this but it looks like i'll be sticking with my current Droid for now...

14. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

If this is truly all they are doing to the Droid. They should let customers swap their current ones in for FREE. This is in no way a market upgrade, more like what it should have had when it came out. You're going to expect customers to shell out $400-$500 if not eligible or $200 for upgrade. Motorola you've lost your mind, and Verizon your stupid if you let this pass as an upgrade, especially seeing what is out there now. I would have gladly upgraded to the new Droid had the additions been worth it.

28. freemarketeer

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

Yes...because they ate $350 on the phone you just bought 7 months ago and it would make such good financial sense to do it again for you. Your argument is the same as telling HP or Dell that when they offer a better computer for the one that you bought for the same price that they should just upgrade you. Welcome to consumer electronics- there will always be a bigger and better device coming out; deal with it.

15. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

The slightly altered design of this Droid 2 has won me over! It's the perfected Droid design. However, 750MHz? I'll only buy this phone if there is at least a 1GHz on board! I want an upgrade, not downgrade Motorola. If the 750MHz is true, I will be getting a Droid Extreme, with the specs being better and all :)

16. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

this phone at 750Mhz will be faster than the snapdragon I have a overclocked(to 800mhz) droid and it is considerable faster than the incredible

20. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

I'm confused, how will this phone be faster? If the Droid Extreme has 1GHz, wouldn't that be faster than this Droid's 750MHz processor?

25. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

What he's saying is that his current Droid which is normally a 550mhz processor is overclocked to 800mhz and he believes it is actually faster than the Incredible... so if the new Droid comes with a 750mhz processor then one would assume you could overclock easily beyond 1ghz. Personally my Moto Droid is running at 1.2ghz safely... I love it.

22. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I'm assuiming they are gearing this towards people who have not jumped on the android band wagon yet. I don't think motorola is expecting current droid users to upgrade to droid 2 (Thats what the Xtreme is for)

23. gemini6991

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Very Interesting...If all the specs are accurate..I will probably just hold on to my Droid. I would have expected at least a 8MP camera. But I guess we will see...

26. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I'll keep my Droid 1. Thank you

27. coupe68gt390

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

I agree. This is not supposed to be for current Droid owners, but for new Android customers. Will fit nicely @ 99 or 149 slot. I love my Droid and until some super phone comes out I have know desire to change. I'm personally waiting to see what this 2ghz phone will be. If it's a 4.1 or 4.3 AMOLED with an 8mp camera at least 16gb on board then my beloved Droid may become my 14 year old's first smartphone. I won't want a hardware keyboard with a screen that big as I rarely use the one on my Droid now.

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