Verizon makes the Droid 2 officialSubmited By Faris Hussain
We have to give Verizon credit for deciding that they've waited long enough to announced the Droid 2. Just a day before the wireless carrier said pre-orders will begin, they made the device official.
As expected, the Motorola Droid 2 ships with Froyo (Android 2.2, which includes Adobe Flash Player 10.1) and a revised QWERTY keyboard from the original Droid. As with the Motorola Droid X, still awaiting the goodness of Froyo, the Droid 2 will come with Swype pre-installed.
Get Your Free Coffeemaker and Travel Mug Today!The specs are already well-known as much as with the Droid X, leaks have prevailed on this device. It will have a 3.7" multitouch display, 5 megapixel camera, DLNA, 8GB of internal storage, and an 8GB microSD card, along with a slide-out keyboard.
Pricing is what we expected: $199.99 with a two-year contract, pre-orders beginning tomorrow with in-store sales on Thursday. While they didn't make the announcement until the day before pre-sales begin, it's nice that Verizon is giving those ordering online the same delivery date as those willing to stand in line. The Droid X didn't see online sales until the day of retail sales, meaning those eschewing a long line had to wait an extra 24 hours for their X.
As with the X, Verizon will allow any customer with a contract ending by December 31, 2016 to upgrade now without a penalty.