It might not have 3 legs and a pico projector but the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 is still speeding along over on Verizon. Today they've just announced and detailed a new software update for the aging smartphone that will finally bring it to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, as well as a few much needed bug fixes for all you Star Wars fans.
If you are a fan of Star Wars, then you probably know about the DROID R2D2. If you have been reluctant to buy one due to it's "special edition" pricing or contract issues, then now is your best chance to get the device, as it has been dropped to $199.99.
The Motorola R2-D2 Droid 2 was released just yesterday, but it looks like all of those Star Wars fans that weren't able to get their hands on it aren't being left completely in the dark. There's been talks about a special Empire Strikes Back applications package that would be released some time after the launch of the device. If sources are correct, then it looks like the app pack could be available exclusively for Verizon customers beginning next week.
If you have been waiting for the official release of the R2-D2 Droid 2, the wait is now over with Verizon’s site going live and the phone now available. As expected it’s displaying it’s $249 after $100 (this time online discount) with a full retail price of $699.
We have heard about it, we have seen it, even dummy units shipping to stores. Well now we finally know when it will be available from Verizon. The Droid R2-D2, Star Wars themed DROID 2 will be coming to Verizon online and select stores September 30th.
The R2-D2 Droid 2 has been hitting Verizon Wireless Stores recently. Although they are just dummy units and not actually working, it is clear the release is getting very, very close to actually happening.
The official boot animation for the Empire Strikes Back Edition of the Droid has been released to the internet coming with it a bit of geek charm in the means of R2-D2 greeting you as you boot your device.