Droid 2 Presale Starts Tomorrow

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    Built on Android 2.2 with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, DROID 2 Comes Equipped with More Power, More Speed and an Improved QWERTY Keyboard.

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a pioneer in the mobile industry, today announced that DROID™ 2 by Motorola will be available for pre-sale on August 11. Hitting all the right keys, DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for access to the full web – all built on Android 2.2.

    “When we announced DROID X last month, we reaffirmed our commitment to continue to bring unique Android experiences to the Verizon Wireless network,” said Jeffrey Dietel, vice president – wireless device, marketing and development for Verizon Wireless. “The DROID by Motorola was our first Android device, so it is important for us to include the successor to that phone in our portfolio. DROID 2 is not only a continuation of our commitment to Android but offers customers the features and form-factor they crave on the Verizon Wireless network.”

    “With the new DROID 2, we’ve taken a big leap forward from the original DROID,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home Business. “We listened to consumers and are providing an even more robust experience built on Android 2.2 that includes a new keyboard, increased processing power, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities to send, access and share information even quicker than before.”

    DROID 2’s super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease.

    DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard allow for quick messaging; or customers can also use Swype for even easier text input. In addition, full push corporate e-mail delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure.

    DROID 2 packs power and speed. Customers can enjoy the freedom of wireless with the 3G Mobile HotSpot and the ability to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices, and watch content on the full multi-touch 3.7-inch brilliant display, or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices.

    Customers can also download favorite apps from Android Market™, which has more than 70,000 applications, and store them on 8 GB of preloaded on-board memory and the 8 GB microSD™ card, which can be upgraded to a 32 GB SD card for a total cargo capacity of 40 GB. Popular apps available on DROID 2 include NFL Mobile (downloadable), Skype mobile(™) and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video. Customers can even manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones with My Verizon and with Backup Assistant(SM).

    “It’s great to see amazing new smartphones like the DROID 2 come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Solution Business Unit at Adobe. “With the completely redesigned and hardware accelerated Flash Player 10.1, DROID 2 users will be able to experience the full Web on the go.”

    Adobe Flash Player 10.1 lets mobile users experience millions of websites the way they were meant to be seen – with rich Internet applications (RIAs), content inside the browser, including games, animations, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more.

    R2-D2 DROID 2

    In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale.

    Pricing and Availability

    DROID 2 by Motorola will be available at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless on August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. In addition to subscribing to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan, customers will also need to subscribe to an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.

    Customers can add the optional 3G Mobile HotSpot service to their DROID 2 smartphones for $20 per month. The 3G Mobile HotSpot allows customers to turn their phones into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices. In addition, current Verizon Wireless customers who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010, can upgrade to any smartphone, including DROID 2, without penalty.

    For more information on DROID 2 by Motorola, go to DROID DOES. For information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.


    Finally: The Motorola Droid 2 Pre-Sale Officially Starts August 11th! | Android Phone Fans __________________


     
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    2.2 is holding me over so far
     
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    I'm excited about this phone, not for myself, but because one of my closest friends is going to make it his first Android phone. I'm excited about all the cool stuff I get to show him.

    As for me, I have the original Droid and can't think of a phone I'd trade it for. The OS is what makes me happy, not the hardware.
     
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    yeah the droid 1 will not have a smooth adobe flash player unless Adobe makes the changes to it to the programing/Code of adobe flash player to make it be able to run smooth....To what I have heard the project has been abandoned & the farthest release for adobe flash player for droid 1 will be adobe flash player 10.1 beta 3
     
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    Overall it's exciting, but one thing is really nagging on me. It looks like they didn't improve the camera at all. Why stick with the same 5MP camera when the last 2 droid incarnations (one from motorola and one from HTC) managed an 8GB camera at around the same price point?
     
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    yeap i am excited about its release! but still won't get one until next month...lol but that will be a month they will have it out for so i can go online every where and see the reviews on it so far before buying one!:)
     
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    My D1, with all it's customizations, will more than hold me over for the time being.
     
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    What's the difference? Considering how much noise there is on a tiny 5MP sensor, a 8MP sensor will just result in even more noise unless the sensor technology is greatly improved. My 2MP enV took better photos than my 5MP Droid. I'll take noise free 2MP over noisy 5MP in a phone any day, but I guess megapixels sell to people who don't look at photo quality.
     
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    in my opinion, the droid 1 looks way better than the droid 2. i'm not sure what's up with it being that silver color and navy blue, but everything internally in the droid 2 is better
     
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    Anyone gonna get the star wars one in Sept?
     
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    I almost want to get it just to keep it in a box somewhere lol... I cannot see my self using a locked boot loader phone Samsung might be where my next purchase is.
     
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