Attention all Star Wars fans: the phone you've been waiting for is almost here. Verizon Wireless wants you to know that the limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available online and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores beginning this Thursday, Sept. 30. In addition to a themed outer shell and box, the DROID R2-D2 will come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. It will also feature exclusive content such as R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, a R2-D2 Clock Widget, and more.
In addition to the new phone, Verizon Wireless will also offer a special Empire Strikes Back app for all Android 2.1 or higher phones. This app will provide access to premium Star Wars content including live wallpapers, widgets, and more.
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, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless announced that the highly anticipated limited edition DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com 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:
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:
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 www.droiddoes.com/r2d2.
Yeah they have a contest I was working on yesterday to win these. Of course it costs 249 which is about the same price I paid for my Samsung EPIC. So I may get one of these, since I dropped SPRINT, who has no connectivity at my house.
Finally a sidekick designed by ILM:P
Just wish verison could bring their prices down a bit instead of trying to outdo AT&T on customer costs!
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