R2-D2 Edition DROID 2 Smartphone Will Surely Sell Out Quick

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News Posted: Thu, Aug 12 2010 10:57 AM
It was mentioned briefly in the full-on DROID 2 announcement, but Motorola's stock phone won't be the only DROID 2 to ship this year. The smartphone world is quickly becoming overran with variations of "DROID," but there's probably no chance that this one in particular will get overlooked. It's a nerd's dream come true, and it's the perfect phone for any Star Wars or George Lucas fan: it's the DROID R2-D2 edition.

This will be a limited edition phone that is only sold online starting next month, and Verizon nor Motorola is confessing to how many units will be made available. The phone will only operate on Verizon Wireless, and aside from the design and probably a few multi-media add-ins, it's the exact same as the standard DROID 2. The difference that will have everyone talking is the rear. It's designed to share the look and feel of R2-D2 from the famed Star Wars saga, and while it isn't actually shaped like everyone's favorite droid, the colors are unmistakable.

And judging by the teaser page set up at Verizon's DROID DOES website, we suspect this guy will shout "DROID!" in an authentic R2-D2 voice whenever new e-mail or alerts hit your phone. There's also no word on a price or an exact ship date, but you can pretty much bet that these will sell out remarkably quick.
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RA1D replied on Thu, Aug 12 2010 11:11 AM

waiting for the gold plated CP30 version

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fat78 replied on Thu, Aug 12 2010 11:31 AM

lol cool

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Aug 12 2010 6:52 PM

By George! I think they've got it. lol It was only a matter of time and I can't think of a better movie tie-in.

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fat78 replied on Thu, Aug 12 2010 8:14 PM

i want to try the new star wars game the old republic.  Havnt played a mmo in a while  but it looks pretty cool if you are a star wars nerd, as i am.

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That is frikn Coool!

Anytime you put the D2 on something techy, it is sure to sell like hotcakes.

I would be really neat if the Navigation sounds emulate R2's sounds?

I wonder if it will come pre-loaded with Sith? Or if it could wirelessly control other components? Or maybe a translation software that translates what R2 says in all the movies, since everyone else seems to know what he is saying! You know kinda like the Minion software, yet lookin like Lukes X-Wing panel?

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Aug 13 2010 10:14 AM

Yeah fat I have been on the discussion boards for that game over 2.5 years now. Still no beta invite (which really sucks), but I am looking forward to it. As far as MMO's go Warcraft was never really my style. I am more of a Hard core MMO player, and have been playing since EQ1 came out. There has not been to much remarkable on the market for several years, though SWTOR looks like it will remedy that problem. As for the R2D2 version of this phone I would love one (as many if not most geeks would), I am seriously considering picking up a smart phone in the next couple of weeks, as I will be going out of town on a 2 month contract starting August 29th nationwide. It would seem a smart phone would be a good road tool to have.

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fat78 replied on Fri, Aug 13 2010 12:02 PM

I hate how long it takes to develop games but if the old republic is badass it will all be worth it.

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