All kinds of Droid 2 news floating around the interwebs the past few days. We already knew it was coming in August and replacing the original Droid, we caught some blurrycam shots a little over a month ago, and Gizmodo caught a hands on a week later. In case you’ve been AFK for the last few months, it will slot in just below the Droid X:

  • 5 MP Camera
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 8 GB onboard memory
  • 8 GB mSD card installed, support for up to 16 GB
  • Dark chrome color (rather than black)
  • Roughly the same size as the original


As speculated last month, new reports seem to confirm that the D2 will ship with Android 2.2 (FroYo). Now, Engadget is reporting that it will go on sale as early as August 12, but promotion won’t start until August 23 – assumedly so that they can give the higher-specced Droid X a little more time in the spotlight.


Not only that, but Engadget is also claiming that a White R2-D2 version of the phone will be available (get it? R2-D2). Verizon already licenses the “Droid” name from Lucasfilm, so the idea that they’d slap on some more Star Wars paraphernalia isn’t too out of the realm of possibility.

Here's what our own Andrew Gould's idea of what that version might look like:


[Source: Droid-Life, Engadget]