Motorola DROID 2 to launch August 23rd with Android 2.2?

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Motorola DROID 2 to launch August 23rd with Android 2.2?
With the Motorola DROID X getting a July 15th launch at Verizon, the next question is, when would the sequel to the highly successful DROID make its way out the door? Android and Me has a source they call "trustworthy" who says that August 23rd will be the date that the DROID 2 is launched. And  the model will be powered by Android 2.2. After all, those who have had the phone in their hand have said that the hardware looks complete. And leaked Verizon internal communication papers state that the first-gen DROID should be getting its Froyo upgrade in late July. You do the math, folks. Much of the DROID 2 is the same as the original model, but there is the matter of that 1GHz TI OMAP 3640 processor, nearly twice the speed as the chip in the first one. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, benchmark tests that they have run show the DROID 2 to be the fastest Android device. No pricing was revealed, but with the DROID X going for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a 2 year contract, we wouldn't expect the phone to go for a penny more.

Motorola DROID 2 A955 Preliminary Specifications

source: AndroidandMe, SFChronicle

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10 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

well boys a new store just opened up. IPHONE4LESS

2. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

STFU!

3. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Verizon for years was criticized for not courting the manufacturers to run their latest models in VZW, then it was lambasted for letting the iPhone slip out of its grips (I am guilty of this myself!) ... but all their efforts were going into building their network and the eventual purchase of Alltell which made essentially made them the biggest & most complete carrier in the US. Now all of the phone manufacturers (albeit Apple apparently) seem to be courting Verizon. As a 9+ year VZW Customer (ever since I moved to the US) all I have to say is BRING IT ON 'cus this is absolutely awesome. :-)

5. Narmer

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Yes, Verizon has seemed to take the slow and steady approach...until now, they are certainly revving the engines. Now, if only they weren't a bunch of arrogant twits to speak with (coverage reviews are stellar, customer service reviews drag them down every time), I might consider switching. FYI, "albeit" means "although", not "except"

7. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

@narmer, every once in a whil i catch a total douche bag on this site and i can't help but call them out. you sir are a fag.

8. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

@Cali_E, what's the point of calling someone a fag? Seriously. If you're Brittish, then calling someone a cigar isn't much of an insult (Or maybe it is in London). If you're not, then you're just a bigot. Either way, you sir/madam are lame.

9. oxidantdroid

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 30, 2010

Um doesnt Verizon Wireless have the best Customer service, i think they won JD Power and Associates for last year and probably years before that. Oh and 2010 also.

4. jaabubby

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Competition at its finest! Phone are becoming the close relative to the computer industry. New models and configurations are saturating the market. What's next ya know? This is a really good thing for the consumer.

6. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

@ Narmer - I've been with big red a since PrimeCo. A short leave for VoiceStream until they became T-Mo. I would agree that their CS was lousy & their selection weak. But I've noticed in the last 12 to 18 months their CS in Texas has been stellar. Super nice, informative, and willing to please. They are pricey, but I need them for travel. If CS is the only thing holding you back, look again at some point.

10. carfreak715

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

i like candybar phones, ive just gotten more used to the touchscreen qwerty.

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