Built on Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Improved QWERTY Keyboard, Available August 11 at Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced that DROID 2 by Motorola will be available for pre-sale on August 11. The DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, fast 1GHz processor, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for access to the full web — all built on Android 2.2.
DROID 2's super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease. DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard allow for quick messaging; or customers can also use Swype for even easier text input. In addition, full push corporate e-mail delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure.
DROID 2 packs power and speed. Customers can enjoy the freedom of wireless with the 3G Mobile HotSpot and the ability to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices, and watch content on the full multi-touch 3.7-inch brilliant display, or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices.
DROID 2 delivers the ultimate Web experience with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to browse the Web as it was meant to be seen — with rich applications and content inside the browser. Share your wireless connection using the 3G Mobile Hotspot to connect up to five of your friends' devices including PCs, mobile devices and other Wi-Fi compatible devices.
Customers can also download favorite apps from Android Market, which has more than 70,000 applications, and store them on 8 GB of preloaded on-board memory and the 8 GB microSD card, which can be upgraded to a 32 GB SD card for a total cargo capacity of 40 GB.
R2-D2 DROID 2
In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale.
|Talk and Standby Time||Talk time: Up to 575 mins
Standby time: Up to 315 hours
|Form Factor||QWERTY slider|
|Band/Modes||CDMA 800/1900, CDMA EV-DO|
|Dimensions||60.5 x 116.3 x 13.7 mm|
|Browser||Webkit HTML5 based browser; Adobe Flash 10.1, Pinch to Zoom|
|Email Support||IMAP and POP, Gmail, MSN Hotmail®, Yahoo!®, and AOL®, Exchange|
|Connectivity||Stereo Bluetooth Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, FOTA, Over the Air Sync (OTA), DLNA|
|Display||3.7″ 480×854 WVGA|
|Audio||MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced|
|Video||Video capture, playback via HDMI or DLNA, h.263, h.264, MPEG4, WMV9, WMV10|
|Camera||5-megapixel with Dual LED Flash|
|Memory||8 GB embedded plus GB card included in phone|
|Location Services||aGPS (assisted), Google Maps Navigation|
Pricing and Availability
DROID 2 by Motorola will be available at www.verizonwireless.com on August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
“When we announced DROID X last month, we reaffirmed our commitment to continue to bring unique Android experiences to the Verizon Wireless network. The DROID by Motorola was our first Android device, so it is important for us to include the successor to that phone in our portfolio. DROID 2 is not only a continuation of our commitment to Android but offers customers the features and form-factor they crave on the Verizon Wireless network.”
— Jeffrey Dietel, VP Wireless Device, Marketing and Development for Verizon Wireless
“With the new DROID 2, we've taken a big leap forward from the original DROID. We listened to consumers and are providing an even more robust experience built on Android 2.2 that includes a new keyboard, increased processing power, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities to send, access and share information even quicker than before.”
— Bill Ogle, Chief Marketing Officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home Business
“With the completely redesigned and hardware accelerated Flash Player 10.1, DROID 2 users will be able to experience the full Web on the go.”
— David Wadhwani, Senior VP and General Manager, Creative and Interactive Solution Business Unit at Adobe