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R2-D2 Droid 2 date pinned at Sept. 30; plus, more pictures

Just got some more pics in from the Star Wars convention going on in Orlando, and it looks like the date for the R2-D2 version of the Droid 2 is going to be Sept. 30. Good news indeed for you guys waiting on the little guy.

And we've got fresh pics of the R2-D2 phone after the break, if you're into that sort of thing. Thanks to skippyrulz from the Android Central Forums for the pics!

R2-D2 Droid 2

R2-D2 Droid 2

R2-D2 Droid 2

49 Comments
  • So cool and yet so uncool.
  • Updates with the benchmarks shows the increase of CPU jobs with the Droid 2 than with its predecessor. Droid II Matchups Just amazing..
  • This phone has no alibi...
  • This isn't the droid you're looking for.
  • I am a hopeless Star Wars geek but Good LORD that thing is ugly.
  • I agree. would have been cooler with a nice render of R2-D2 in metal on the phone.
  • I too was tempted to get this... until I saw it. I can't imagine that any "unique content" will make up for all that... ugly.
  • Agreed. That thing fell out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
  • Somewhere on this crazy Deathstar that we call 'earth' there is a Motorola engineer that desperately needs to get laid!
  • i was expecting something more like a silhouette of r2-d2 and c-3po on the back, but what i see is fine. i just hope that the "exclusive star wars content" is worth it.
  • ugh, the black and chrome (looking) front is awful, they should have kept it all white
  • Agree. I appear to be in the minority by thinking the back looks awesome - it's pretty much exactly how I was hoping it would look, I love it - but the black front is puzzling. They (VZW, Motorola, whoever) should have extended the metaphor to encompass the entire phone. Maybe there will be a nice custom R2-D2 live wallpaper that will complete the theme. But when the screen is off, I'm afraid this is going to look worse than the white Evo, which looks like a giant Othello/Reversi piece. Yuck.
  • This will not help our android stats for cell phone users who get laid the most.
  • Maybe this edition will come pre-loaded with Star Wars porn?
  • Because if there's anything the ladies love, it's good Star Wars porn. "Luke, at that speed do you think you'll be able to pull out in time?" I put on my robe and Jedi hood...
  • Would have been cooler if they stuck with the black and went with a Darth Vader theme. After all "He's more machine than man now."
  • Not so sure about this one......Cool......but not really...... Time will tell
  • Whip out this phone in a bar, and you'll never get laid again.
  • Might be worth a lot of money in a hundred years. Has no one looked up or found anything out about special content? Some simple etching on the back in that glossy black wood have been more tasteful but less droidy. You go geeks. I'd buy it if it was fully open on the bootloader.
  • Although the X is coming along on the bootloader front.
  • first the white Evo and now the White Droid 2 combine with a white back and a black front??? jeez....keep the whole thing the same color!
  • Luke: "This R2 unit has a bad motivator!"
  • Just plain silly!
  • That phone needs a live wallpaper of the image of Leia saying "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope."
  • Only if it projected the actual Leia hologram would this phone overcome the Flat2-D2 syndrome. As a die hard Star Wars Geek, all I can say is WTF, Lucas, did you personally approve this piece of garbage? Put it back in the imperial trash compactor you pried it out of.
  • I was really hoping this would look great. but after seeing these pics all I can say is some designer really needs to be fired. I love the back of the phone. I know some of you dont. everyone is entitled to there opinion. However going with the front of the is thing sucks. If they wanted to keep it the same color then they should have just made the r2d2 an engraving and left it at that. If you want to make the back of the phone one color make the rest of it the same. I really wish there was time to fix this but I dont think so. So this is going to go down in history as a bad joke on Motorolas part. Dont get me wrong I am sure there will be the Star Wars fanatics that wont be able to live without but then again they will never use it it will go into some sterilized plastic bag somewhere and never be seen from again. Except to show off too there other Star Wars fanatic friends. if the designers were really thinking I would have thought they would have kept the front the same theme and put some sort of animated wallpaper on it that matches kind of like the skins on the PSP's that came out that had the wallpaper to match the graphics. Now something like that would have been great.... my 2 cents
  • I'm a big SW fan (episodes IV - VI), but you couldn't give that thing to me for free. That thing is concentrated vagina repellent.
  • Looks like the iphone case for sale at starwars.com
  • Now one of the others needs to come out with a Star Trek salute done the right way.
  • When I first heard about an R2-D2 version of the Droid 2, I envisioned a white phone with R2-D2 sounds, maybe a watermarked design etched in, maybe a pre-loaded movie of one of the 6 episodes of Star Wars. I can't say I was expecting the end result shown. It looks like one of those Lego sculptures of R2-D2 you see at FAO Schwartz or the Toys R Us at Time Square! I don't like it. But since it will be a collectible, it will sell out quick!
  • You know,In spite of everything we've said we all know this thing will sell out so fast it'll make our heads spin.
  • And by the way, anyone have a clearer picture of the QR code on that poster we could scan? I am curious what it links to.
  • Will this have the new Google-Lucasfilm version of Voice-to-Text? The one with the JarJar Binks translator chip.
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • of all comment so far, this one actually made me lol
  • The phone looks mostly white to me. Aside from the black front where the screen is. I think it looks pretty sweet. I might just jump on a contract just for this phone. lol
  • Looks like R2 got crushed by an AT-AT. Guess I'll go into town and get those power converters now. Here's a pic for the designer and the people who approved it!
  • I'm a Star Wars nerd and I like this, but I know if I get it, I would become THAT Star Wars nerd,the one that lives in his mother's basement.
  • This phone now surpasses the C-3PO crotch tape dispenser as worst star wars product ever.
  • That's just awful
  • Just to clear this up, since nobody seems to realize it - the third picture is of the standard Droid 2, that's why it's black. The front of the R2 edition is white.
  • I am surpirsed no one noticed that. Enlarge the pictures and you can clearly see that the front is white also. I guess its easier to post a rant about hating something than to click on a picture to enlarge it.
  • Hey thanks for pointing that out. I took another look at it and decided that it's still lame and ugly.
  • Ok, I bow to no one in my inner-geekdom. But I would be embarrassed to pull this thing out of my pocket in public. Verizon should be embarrassed to show this thing in public. Fail.
  • said day for verizon and star wars
  • Guys please see the verizon web site http://www.droiddoes.com/r2d2/ At the top left corner, you see a wireframe design of R2-D2 leg (Droid 2 or R2-D2 Dock Station). When you attach the dock plus a wallpaper covering the front of the phone, you will get a cute R2-D2. I think it is a good design. The dock station will function as a charging station and as well as imitate R2-D2 functionality. Cool right? Moto + Verizon + Google + Lucas = They should have done with reason. We must not think by seeing the phone alone. Add the docking station. Voila.
  • am I the only one curious as to what treasures the QR code on the box has to offer? :P
  • It's just a cell phone, it has no effect on sex life one way or another and if you're so worried about getting laid then get the hell off of the computer.
  • you have a big problem if whether or not you get laid depends on what phone you have. the r2d2 droid looks a lot better in person.