Motorola DROID R2-D2 available September 30 from Verizon Wireless

By on September 27, 2010 at 12:40 PM.

Motorola DROID R2-D2 available September 30 from Verizon Wireless

Today, Verizon Wireless made the release date for the Motorola DROID R2-D2, Star Wars Special Edition handset public. The device will be available beginning on September 30th online and in select stores for $249 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. The special-edition smartphone will come preloaded with notification sounds, ringtones, wallpapers, widgets, and music from the Star Wars movies. The full press release is after the break. More →

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Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID R2D2 launch: Stormtroopers, giveaways, and more

By on September 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM.

Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID R2D2 launch: Stormtroopers, giveaways, and more

Star Wars fan? Android fan? Verizon Wireless customer? September 29th at midnight should go down in history for you then. Not only is that when Motorola’s DROID R2D2 limited edition device goes on sale at select Verizon Wireless stores across the country, but it’s also looking to be quite an event. We have been just sent a couple images from one of the participating stores, a store called Vista Ridge in Lewisville, Texas, and we also have some info on what is exactly is happening for the launch — it’s pretty crazy. Apparently, the participating stores will be giving away 5 Motorola R2D2 units, there will be actual “Stormtroopers” at the store (employees dressed up as Stormtroopers), video gaming, a live DJ and more. Stores are getting approximately 200 units and stock will not be replenished. Last bit of info… our tipster said that Motorola reps have indicated the Star Wars edition device is actually running a 1.2GHz CPU, not a 1GHz. Pretty interesting, huh? Our only wish? That the keyboard on the handset was white.

Let’s hear it — anyone gearing up to get one of these things on Tuesday evening?

One more photo after the break! More →

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Motorola's DROID R2-D2 Special Edition to be released September 30th

By on August 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM.

Motorola's DROID R2-D2 Special Edition to be released September 30th

It looks like those images that surfaced of the Verizon Wireless DROID 2 R2-D2 Special Edition are the real deal. Android Central was sent an image of a Verizon R2-D2 promo poster — located at a Star Wars convention — that pictures the same exact device that was showcased yesterday, and the device is listed as “coming to your galaxy”  on September 30th. So there you have it. Thoughts? Any takers? More →

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Is this the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 Special Edition?

By on August 12, 2010 at 11:18 AM.

Is this the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 Special Edition?

By the beard of Chewbacca, we hope this isn’t an actual image of the Motorola DROID R2-D2 special edition! The erroneous image above surfaced on Twitter and its publisher is claiming it is none other than the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 special edition due out from Verizon Wireless in September. While the camera, dual-LED flash, and micro-USB port all seem to match the location of the actual D2, we’re hoping someone with too much time on their hands got a hold of some spray paint and blue stickers. Do you think George Lucas would license out the R2-D2 name and allow it to be bastardized like this? We sure hope not.

[Via Fone Frenzy] More →

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Rumor: DROID 2 hitting on August 12th

By on July 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM.

Rumor: DROID 2 hitting on August 12th

DROID 2

Fresh out of the rumor oven, still warm. Engadget is reporting that the Motorola DROID 2 could launch on Verizon Wireless as soon as August 12th. The tech site quotes a “trusted source” who also detailed that the 12th could be some sort of “soft launch” — as a full DROID creepy commercial media blitz is not set to kick off until the 26th. There was also mention of a Star Wars special edition DROID 2 with a picture of R2-D2 on the back of the phone. If the report is accurate, August 12th is just 23 days away… who’s excited? More →

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Android SDK shows off Google’s Lighter Side

By on September 3, 2008 at 11:49 AM.

Android SDK shows off Google’s Lighter Side

The folks developing the Android SDK enjoy a good laugh as much as they enjoy coding. Two amusing Easter Eggs have been found in the latest version of the Android SDK. Intermixed in with the usual constants for the accelerometer are the following two values:

  • float GRAVITY_DEATH_STAR_I 3.5303614E-7
  • float GRAVITY_THE_ISLAND 4.815162

Looks like Star Wars and Lost are two of their fave entertainment choices. Hidden within the camera application is another Easter Egg. Just snap a picture and you will be rewarded with a handsome (?) picture of Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space”. LOL.

Thanks, Chris!

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