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Motorola Droid 2 now official, original Droid retired

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2010 14:30 User comments (2)

Motorola Droid 2 now official, original Droid retired Verizon Wireless has finally, officially launched the Motorola Droid 2, although weeks of leaks have already shown customers the price, specs and release date.
The device will hit stores on Thursday the 12th, with online pre-sales starting tomorrow morning.

Motorola's new flagship will sell for $200 with 2-year contract, or $600 without.

Furthermore, once all the inventory is depleted, the aging original Droid will be retired.

The Droid 2 is very similar to its older brother, but with a few key differences. The sequel has a powerful 1GHz processor and twice the RAM, as well as a redone keyboard. Many owners of the original Droid complained about the slide-out keypad, which was off center in order to add a directional pad which was practically useless. The Droid 2 has a more centered keypad.

Additionally, the Droid 2 is silver-on-blue, includes Android 2.2 Froyo, and has a new Motorola "skin" just like the Droid X.

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2 user comments

110.8.2010 14:59

I want to see the R2-D2 phone being shown at Stars Wars convention later this week.

211.8.2010 4:57

"Additionally, the Droid 2 is silver-on-blue, includes Android 2.2 Froyo, and has a new Motorola "skin" just like the Droid X."

That can't be right...Verizon is blocking 2.2 on every other device because they don't like the free tethering or the bandwidth used by Flash...why would they allow this device to have 2.2?

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Nevermind...Verizon just started the OTA 2.2 updates that so many have been waiting for. I guess they finally got over the fact that it would make their customers happy (Verizon tries to avoid making happy customers whenever possible).

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