Word on the street is the Droid 2 will be launching on August 12, with marketing for the device kicking in on August 23. Not only that, but according to the trusted source that's been feeding Engadget exclusive Verizon tidbits all day, Verizon is launching a special edition Star Wars version of the phone that will feature the cutest Star Wars character of all (and the cutest Droid, I guess), R2-D2!
We don't know if it'll launch at the same time as the regular version, or if it'll involve anything more than the white R2-D2 that's said to be on the back of the device, but we definitely want one. Someone please buy us one. Or 10, so we don't have to squabble over it like 2-year-olds with one of those awesome Tonka truck bulldozers.
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I remember liking Tonka when I was little. :)Reply
And I probably won't get this, but hold out until some Verizon 4G phones come out.
soldier375 inches of love for me next week!Reply
That's what she said. =p
Anyways. I WANT ONE!
I hope it is not as large as the original R2-D2! :PReply
As a sci-fi fan, I can't avoid saying that R2-D2 isn't an android unlike C-3PO.Reply
blasterthAs a sci-fi fan, I can't avoid saying that R2-D2 isn't an android unlike C-3PO.Reply
Or Lt. Cmdr Data
blasterthAs a sci-fi fan, I can't avoid saying that R2-D2 isn't an android unlike C-3PO.As a sci-fi fan I can't avoid pointing out that C3-PO is a Protocol Droid and R2-D2 is an Astro DroidReply
"An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human."Reply
So C-3PO is an android, Data is an android, R2-D2 is a robot.
Game, Set, Match.
HardwareSecrets has a review of the new Droid, at http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Motorola-Droid-X-Cell-Phone-Review/1051 which makes it look a lot like my next phone.Reply
fatedtodie"An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human."From wikipediaSo C-3PO is an android, Data is an android, R2-D2 is a robot.Game, Set, Match.Reply
in the star wars universe, 'droid' is a term used to describe just about any machine with AI and the ability to freely move. its not short for android.
R2-D2 is a droid, but 'these aren't the droids you're looking for'