At long last the Motorola Droid 2 is ready for launch; with Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 all installed from the get go. Verizon have confirmed that the latest version of the Motorola phone is available for purchase tomorrow, from their official site.
It will be available via the website for $199 on a 2 year contract, and will be available in all stores on Thursday. It comes with the Google Android 2.2 OS, mobile hotspot as a $20 per month add-on, Flash Player 10.1, a reworked QWERTY keyboard, and will also ship with Swype pre-installed. The specifications for the phone are as follows; a 3.7-inch multitouch display, 5 megapixel camera, DLNA streaming, 8GB of onboard memory and a 8GB microSD card.
As well as this ‘standard’ version of the Droid 2, Motorola is releasing a special ‘R2-D2’ edition of the phone. The phone will only be available online in September, and it"ll ship with "exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga." No price details were given for the best nerd phone ever created.
On top of all this, Verizon"s allowing any customer with a contract with them ending before December 31, to upgrade now to any other smartphone, including the brand new Droid 2; without having to pay the penalty.
To feel a little bit of the R2-D2 Droid awesomeness, go to the new website and hear R2-D2 himself say ‘Droid’. Ok, we"re officially excited!