Motorola Droid R2-D2 Arrives September 30th for $249

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    Just a couple days to go before the new Motorola Droid R2-D2 special edition phone arrives in our very own galaxy. For a mere $50 more then the current Motorola Droid2, you'll receive a custom box resembling carbonite, Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. So who's waiting in line?

    Check out the full press release below:

    MAY THE DROID BE WITH YOU: LIMITED EDITION DROID™ R2-D2™ BY MOTOROLA LANDS ON VERIZON WIRELESS’ NETWORK

    DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola Brings the Galactic Empire to Customers
    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless announced that the highly anticipated limited edition DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be available online at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores beginning Sept. 30. With a graphic design to look like the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, the DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite and come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. Exclusive content comes pre-loaded on the special edition smartphone, including:
    • · R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
    • · Four live wallpapers
    • · R2-D2 Clock Widget
    • · “The Best of R2-D2″ video with the original Cantina music
    • · Exclusive Binoculars App
    Star Wars Mobile App Available for All Customers with Android 2.1 phones
    To celebrate 30 years since the film hit theaters, customers with Android devices running Android 2.1 or higher will soon be able to get the Empire Strikes Back app from Android Market™. The app, only for Verizon Wireless customers, allows Jedi Masters to browse, preview and download Star Wars content related to Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Verizon Wireless customers can access premium Star Wars content for a one-time charge of $2.99.

    The Star Wars mobile app will have the following features and content:
    · Bounty Hunt Visual ID: Find and capture images around the Star Wars universe to unlock hidden content
    • · Sound and Photo Gallery
    • · Live Wallpapers:
    • o Blast the Probe Droid
    • o Luke Balancing Yoda
    • o Navigating the Asteroid Field
    • o Watch Bespin’s Cloud City
    • · Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about The Empire Strikes Back
    • · Widgets
    The DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be available for $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access). 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.
    For more information on DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola, go to Droid R2D2.
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    Meh, my DX has the boot screen, boot sound working and live wallpapers. As far as I care, thats all the interesting stuff. I don't want my phone looking like r2d2.
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    I've been curious about getting the live wallpapers, boot screen and lock screen on a D1.

    How involved is it to do that?

    I know what some stuff will be in an app for 2.99 - but I haven't heard that the boot screen or lock is included...
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    i am interested to buy a DR2-D2
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    the motorola site stated it'll be at 1gz not 1.3ghz
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    I hope they release this extra stuff as a Theme or something for people who already have phones. Id love the ringtones, lock screen, live wallpapers and boot screen. Wonder if thats in the $2.99 app. If it is Im getting that immediately.
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    They should give me this phone for free since they are releasing it on my b'day and after all the money I have given them. Haha, lol. Wait, I think now I'm too old to say lol being thirty now.
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    See, this is another time when I wish theyd just let people sign new two year contracts or just let people buy it for the contract price if they already have one. Im not eligible an upgrade for another year and a half. If I wasnt Id have a Blackberry, Fascinate and this Droid the day it came out. As it is Im probably going to end up paying above the even $500 Verizon would want to get it off of EBay in a year or two. This is crazy.
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    I want to Verizon online and the specs are essentially the same as the orginal droid. The only difference is that it has a paint job, star war themed apps, and a carbonate box for collectors. For those that don't have the droid 2 and is a star wars fan go forvit. But if you already own a droid 2 and are wanting this phone, customize a skin for the back and download the special edition star wars theme from the market and save your money IMO.
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    Welp theres no real cool starwars stuff on it that we haven't seen an it only has a 1ghz processor. Heres the Droid life review.

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    I just skimmed the Droid Marketplace. Thats only for the Droid 2 isnt it? Because I dont see it anywhere in the Market.
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    Yeah I believe it is for only the droid 2 owners as far as the threads that I have read.
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