Motorola Droid R2-D2 Launching Sept. 29 at Midnight

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Verizon Wireless is going to have a midnight launch for the special R2-D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2. This will have a look that matches the lovable robot from Star Wars but still offer all the features of one of the latest Android OS-based devices.

Motorola Droid 2, R2-D2 EditionFor the most part, though, this will be a high-end smartphone running Google’s mobile operating system. It will have a large Touchscreen and sliding keyboard. This special edition will reportedly have a 1.2 GHz processor, not the 1 GHz chip that’s on the regular one.

According to information leaking out of Verizon, many of this carrier’s stores are going to launch the Droid R2-D2 at a two-hour event starting 11 pm on September 29.

Those who are interested in this Star Wars-themed smartphone should be aware that supplies are limited. Each Verizon store will be getting just 200 units.

Overview of the Motorola Droid 2
This high-end device is a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard.

It has a very capable web browser, email software, music and video player, and other communication and entertainment applications.

Because it has Android OS 2.2, the web browser supports Adobe Flash, allowing users to access websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.

Motorola Droid 2 from Verizon WirelessThe Droid 2 can connect to Verizon’s 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

This model is able to share its 3G wireless Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi, essentially acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature costs an additional $20 a month, though.

The Motorola Droid 2 has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash, 8 GB of on-board storage as well as an 8 GB microSD/SDHC memory card.

The standard version of this smartphone is available now. It’s selling for $200 with a new or renewed two-year service contract.

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