Verizon Wireless has just released the first official images of the special R2-D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2. The casing for this device has been designed to match the character from Star Wars, but inside will be one of the latest Android OS-based smartphones.
Like the Droid 2, this will be a high-end smartphone running Google’s mobile operating system. It will have a large Touchscreen and sliding keyboard. But there could be changes. According to unconfirmed reports, this special edition will have a 1.2 GHz processor, not the 1 GHz chip that’s on the regular one.
The Droid R2-D2 is definitely going to be pre-loaded with exclusive Star Wars content, and packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite. It will come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset.
It will sell for $250 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year new or renewed contract.
Star Wars Mobile App Coming
To celebrate 30 years since The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters, customers with smartphones running Android OS 2.1 or higher will soon be able to get the Empire Strikes Back app from Android Market.
This app, only for Verizon Wireless customers, will allow users to browse, preview and download Star Wars content related to this film. This includes:
- Sound and Photo Gallery
- Live Wallpapers:
- Blast the Probe Droid
- Luke Balancing Yoda
- Navigating the Asteroid Field
- Watch Bespin’s Cloud City
- Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about the Empire Strikes Back
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.
The 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 standard version of this smartphone is available now. It’s selling for $200 with a new or renewed two-year service contract.