DROID 2 Hits Verizon Wireless August 11

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Motorola and Verizon Wireless officially announced today that the DROID 2 will be available for preorder August 11 at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon stores on August 12.

The DROID 2 comes loaded with Android 2.2 and features an improved QWERTY keyboard, 3.7-inch multitouch display, 5 megapixel camera, 1GHz processor, Adobe Flash Player, 3G Mobile Hotspot ($20 extra a month), push corporate e-mail, DLNA streaming, 8GB of onboard memory and an 8GB microSD card.

Verizon Wireless will also offer a limited-edition R2-D2 DROID 2, available only online in September. This version will feature Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the Astromech Droid from the film saga. Star Wars fans can see a preview of the phone at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla.

“With the new DROID 2, we’ve taken a big leap forward from the original DROID,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home Business. “We listened to consumers and are providing an even more robust experience built on Android 2.2 that includes a new keyboard, increased processing power, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities to send, access and share information even quicker than before.”

DROID 2 will be available at www.verizonwireless.com August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

For more information on DROID 2 by Motorola, go to www.droiddoes.com.

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