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Sep 30 2010   8:25AM GMT

Star Wars Characters Show Up for the Launch of the Motorola Droid R2-D2

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The Motorola Droid R2-D2 went on sale at midnight last night, and I attended the launch event in Atlanta. Also in attendance were several Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, and a Jedi. Darth Vader couldn’t make it, though. You know how unreliable those Sith can be.

Boba Fett with Motorola Droid R2-D2Far and away the best costume was the steampunk Boba Fett, who you can see at left holding the new Droid R2-D2.

There was also a trivia contest, from which I was eliminated almost immediately. I thought I was a big Star Wars fan, but I wasn’t even in the right league. I was expecting questions like “Name Han Solo’s Wookie first mate,” and instead the questions were more like “How tall is Admiral Ackbar’s mother-in-law?”

More about the Motorola Droid R2-D2
Last night’s event was all about a special version of the Motorola Droid 2. This has a new look to match the lovable little astromech from Star Wars, but inside is one of the latest Android OS-based smartphones.

It’s a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard.

Because it has the latest version of Google’s operating system, the web browser supports Adobe Flash. This OS also comes with email software, music and video player, and other communication and entertainment applications.

Motorola Droid 2, R2-D2 EditionThe Droid R2-D2 comes pre-loaded with some Star Wars-related apps, themes, and sounds — yes, the default ringtone is R2-D2 beeping for attention.  

This smartphone can connect to Verizon’s 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It also has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash, 8 GB of on-board storage as well as an 8 GB microSD/SDHC memory card.

Get It Now
The Motorola Droid R2-D2 costs $250 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year new or renewed contract. This includes a Star Wars-themed media dock and wired stereo headset.

Motorola Droid 2 ReviewVerizon has ordered a limited number of these devices, and when they are gone, they are gone. So if you want the world to know how big a Star Wars fan you are, get your Droid R2-D2 today in a Verizon store or this carrier’s website.

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