R2D2 Droid 2 Spotted In Wild

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    If you compare this shot of the bespoke R2-D2 Droid 2 to the background of Verizon's teaser site (inset), you can see this is almost certainly the genuine article -- and we knew that Verizon intended to intro this thing at the Star Wars-themed Celebration V conference kicking off today, so this is all making a lot of sense. We admit, we were kind of hoping for a graphic that was a little more... you know, R2-D2-shaped, but when it comes to astromech-themed gear, we'll take what we can get.

    engadget.com
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    I was hoping this was a joke, but seems to be true..
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    Looks like there will be a white Droid before there is a white I Pone thingy...dancedroid
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    I really wanted one. Until I saw the pic.
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    lol Im sure some will like it.. I had to ask some mods here if they even though it was real before I posted it.. IMO that is one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen.. Unless, its like that Seinfeld episode about the girl who looked good only in certain lighting.. lol I sure hope so..
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    Well to be honest there is only so many ways you can theme a phone for r2d2, and this is pretty much what I expected. Definately for diehard star wars fans. Novelty is cool, but will be just that and be eh in a few weeks/days maybe even hours.

    $.02, spend it as you please.
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    Not an attractive phone but what did we expect? It'll still be a hit.
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    how embarrassing
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    Lucas fanboys are one level down from apple's ... They'll buy it.
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    But in 20 years will be worth like $50,000 ... sigh
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    Yeah, don't think I could do that, looks like a great Christmas gift for a 5 year old.
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    i would get the phone, (since i love white) and take off the battery door, pop on the original blue one, remove the panel which goes over the camera and replace it with the regular version one, and have myself a nice white phone :)
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    While I don't consider myself a "Fanboy" or "Lucaswhore", it does make me happy to think that I have a little bit of Lucas with me where ever I go. That being said, I'm disapointed with the Special Edition D2. It looks like a case sticker and dare I say a little cheap, I know it's molded plastic but I don't like the style. I was hoping for a nice etched case or even an anodized case. While I support the effort I'm not digging it. I'll stick with the DX for now. It would be very cool to see a C3PO one though he's a Droid to.
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    There's nothing wrong with being a Lucas or Star Wars fan at all .. I think how you described it is best, it looks cheap, and like someone else commented, it looks like a remote control r2d2 robot i had when I was like 12..

    Gonna wait for "Space Balls: The Cell Phone" myself..<g>
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    Not quite as I'm sure most Lucas fanboys are using the Droid OS in what ever model they choose. I know I enjoy having that connection with Lucas and I don't consider myself a Fanboy. The ones that do consider themselves Fanboys I'm sure got all squishy when the Droid was released. At least were smart enought o get a phone that works. I think that alone bumps us up a few pegs.dancedroid
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    Sadly enough... you're right.
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    +1.

    But only NIB. $150,000 if you got Lucas's signature on it, but only with a COA signed by Lucas as well. :)

    I'm thinking one of those aluminum cases might be next on the list for everyone who buys this. Otherwise it'll rub off/out/scratch up.

    I'm not impressed, but I appreciate the novelty. :)

    Now someone needs to do an accelerometer-controlled Death Star X-Wing run for the Droid.
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    *Fisher Price, My First Smart Phone*

    That looks Horrible on the outside, (nothing an Innocase couldn't cure) I would never carry it around without a shell on it though, how Embarrasing would that be. I wonder how the framework-res is tweaked and the .ogg files. I am sure inside it has to be done right, at least I would hope so

    I am going to hold out for the Special Edition Darth Droid
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    This thing looks horrible. I should make some stickers so people can skin their Droid 2 to look like that and sell them for $29.99. Unfortunately, I don't have the rip-off artist in me to do it. Someone will though.... watch!
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    I've thought about it and I AM A FANBOY!! There is now balance in the force dancedroid