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Motorola Droid 2 Launches August 11 with Android 2.2

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Aug 10, 2010, 8:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 10, 2010, 11:07 AM

Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 2, which will ship with Android 2.2 and Adobe's Flash Player Mobile 10.1. Verizon Wireless said the device will be available for pre-order starting August 11 through the Verizon Wireless web site. Similar to the original Droid, the Droid 2 is a sideways slider with QWERTY keyboard, though Motorola has redesigned the keyboard to make it easier to use. The Droid 2 will also have Swype preinstalled. It has the same 5 megapixel camera, but adds DLNA software for media playback across compatible devices. It is powered by a Texas Instruments 1GHz OMAP processor, a significant upgrade compared to the original Droid. Other features include GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. Verizon Wireless said the Droid 2 will ship with an 8GB microSD card, and it will have 8GB of built-in memory. Similar to the Droid X, users can add the 3G Mobile Hotspot service for $20 and connect up to five Wi-Fi devices to the internet. The Droid 2 will cost $200 after rebates with a new plan.

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Aug 10, 2010, 1:52 PM



-1.3GHz cpu or higher
-Improved graphics/screen resolution
-Incentive for a 2year contract

The Droid Incredible is still on back order for Pete's sake!!

1) It's on Verizon's network. Verizon's network can't handle video calling as it's too slow for decent upload speeds.

2) The screen resolution isn't any better on any other phone except for the iPhone 4.

3) At least it doesn't look like the che...
You are right, this is a fail. I have the D1 and I'm not tempted to get the new one. I already have froyo which has apps to sd so I don't have a memory problem. I'm pulling great quadrant scores and don't have any lag with the adjustments I've made....

Aug 10, 2010, 11:59 AM

And on August 13th

3 out of the 4 Android phones Verizon carries will be on back order.

If Verizon is trying to create a demand, it's working. The problem is you have to supply at least part of the demand to make and money.
which Droid isn't on back order?
Droid1 = Sold Out
Droid Incredible = Still back ordered but available soon
Droid X = back ordered to end of month
Droid2 = my guess is it will be sold out in a couple days the rep that I spoke with earlier today...
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