It’s been quite a while since we’ve talked about Motorola’s Droid 2 R2-D2 edition. In the eighteen-some months since the phone’s release, we’ve seen plenty of more modern Droid models come out, but if you’re still running down that two-year contract you signed when picking up the R2-D2, and have been holding onto the aging handset all this time, we’ve got some good news to show you that Motorola hasn’t forgotten about you just yet; a new support page up on Verizon’s site foretells the coming arrival of a new update for the [...]
Like its World Edition sibling, Verizon’s Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition is said to sport a speedy 1.2GHz OMAP processor, according to a tipster for the Boy Genius Report. The original Droid 2 is equipped with a 1GHz processor, which itself is an improvement over the first Droid’s 600MHz CPU. Some reports have the World Edition replacing the regular D2 in Verizon’s lineup, but apparently the R2-D2 model is a limited edition handset only, with participating stores receiving a reported supply of 200, non-replenishable units.
What’s more, there seems to be a [...]
If you’re still waiting out on the Motorola Droid 2 in order to get the Android smartphone in its limited edition white R2D2 edition, an homage to the handset’s Droid’s moniker, then you’ll be happy to know that Motorola and Verizon Wireless will also be launching a white desktop docking cradle that will follow the R2D2 theme. It’s good to see a white handset with white accessories, and also to see the theme being carried through to the docking cradle. The R2D2 Droid 2 edition could also use the regular Motorola Droid or Droid 2 desktop cradle as well. [...]
If you’re holding off on the Motorola Droid 2, which launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and support for Adobe Flash out of the box, you may want to wait just a little longer if limited edition phones are your thing. The R2-D2 edition, an homage to the Droid name that the handset bears, is slated for September 30th. The photo above shows the device’s back side.
(via: Android Central)
Among some of the features and customizations of the R2D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon Wireless is a new boot animation.
Also, it seems that the boot animation has been extracted into a zip file that can be installed onto the original Motorola Droid or even the Droid X. You can grab the file and follow the instructions–available for rooted and non-rooted users–on the Droid-Lige forums.
If you’re the owner of the Droid X or jumped ship on the Droid 2 before the special Star Wars R2D2 edition launched yesterday at select Verizon Wireless communications stores yesterday, then you’ll be happy to know that the custom lock screen available on the R2D2 Droid 2 edition has been ported to the Droid X and Droid 2. The hack, which will require a rooted handset, is detailed on Droid-Life with instructions and the necessary files.
Although the U.S. government has recently “legalized” rooting with an updated version of the DMCA rules, the hack [...]
Verizon has officially launched its Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Special Edition handset, which will go on sale September 30th for $249 after $100 mail-in rebate (that will arrive in the form of a debit card). Besides the Star Wars-inspired paint job, matching dock, and wired headset, this model will also come preloaded with R2-D2 sounds, notifications, clock widget, and video, a set of four live wallpapers, and an “exclusive binoculars app,” which we somehow doubt endows the camera with any sort of optical zoom. Oh, and the whole shebang comes packed in box that is said to [...]
Ever since its debut at the end of September, Verizon’s special edition Motorola Droid R2-D2 (basically a Star Wars-themed Droid 2) has only been available directly through VZW — either online or in select retail locations. Now, four months later, the 1GHz, Froyo-powered slider is finally free of its Red shackles, going on sale at Simplexity-backed e-tailers such as Wirefly, and bringing a $50 discount to boot. Having started out at $249 on contract (after $100 gift card rebate), R2-D2 dropped to $200 before the holidays, and now it can be had for just $149; of course, [...]