Verizon is going to release a special R2-D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2. This will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Astromech from the Star Wars films.
For the most part, though, the device will be a high-end smartphone running Google’s Android OS. It will be based on a 1 GHz processor and have a large Touchscreen and sliding keyboard.
The R2-D2 edition of the Droid 2 will debut September 30.
Those who are interested can sign up to be notified of the release at www.droiddoes.com/r2d2/
Overview of the Motorola Droid 2
Verizon’s latest Android OS smartphone is a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard.
This smartphone 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.
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.