Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Motorola Droid 2 Officially Announced On Sale Aug 12th

The Droid 2 finally gets official and will go on sale Thursday August 12th for $199.99 on a new contract. Verizon's website will begin offering units tomorrow during an early pre-sale event. There is also a special edition R2D2 Star Wars Droid 2 that will be packaged with Star Wars goodies set for release in September.

The Droid 2 will surely be a success boosting the Droid into the arena with the latest Super-smartphones.  Maintaining the original Droid's general shape, design, camera and screen size (5MP camera, 3.7" screen), the Droid 2 has a redesigned keyboard, 1Ghz processor, 8GB of built in memory plus a 8GB microSD card and Swype pre-installed.  The Droid 2 will also come with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box (flash support, plus hard keyboard equals lots of great FREE gaming)! For an additional $20/month Droid 2 owners will also be able to utilize Verizon's Wifi hotspot functionality on the Droid 2.

The best part of this whole ordeal for many current VZW customers is that Verizon will be allowing any customers whose contract ends by December 31, 2010 to upgrade to any smartphone, including the Droid 2, without penalty!!!! I'm sure many orginal droid owners (and Blackberry owners) will be jumping on this!

For more info check out VZW's Droid site 
Source: Gizmodo
Video Source: Android Central



  1. Sir Brown Hands Tech,

    Since you posted on the new Verizon phone, I have a question about the provider and future services. Google and Verizon have worked together on an agreement to create a two-tiered internet, one for public users that's slower and a faster one with corporate investment. I think it's similar to what ATT did by offering the $15 for normal users and then $30 for super users, anywho thoughts?

  2. Yeah VZW is going to a tiered data pricing too eventually. That VZW/Google agreement is some other BS that could be bad could be good we will have to see. They are proposing/encouraging some good changes to the wired internet ecosystem, but it appears they are conveniently leaving out wireless isp's such as VZW likely to favor VZW/Google Android powered devices

  3. Which is better: Droid x, incredible, or droid 2?

  4. Sorry for the delayed response... but thats a tough one they are all great phones and with out having owned any of the three i would have to say its a matter of preference. I am biased towards HTC devices they just seem to be better quality. They all have similar hardware just varying screen sizes, keyboards, etc!