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Motorola Droid 2 Dummy Units Now Appearing at VZW Corporate Stores

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trident, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Trident

    Trident Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I leaked these photos to Phandroid earlier, so I thought I'd post em' here after they got all watermarked up..


    This dummy unit is one of many showing up at Verizon corporate stores in preparation for next week’s Droid 2 launch. See it in all of your favorite poses, including some Droid 1/Droid 2 comparison shots to give you an idea how the two stack up.

    More leaks to come soon...

    P.S. I'll be receiving my Droid 2 this coming Tuesday if all goes well and I'll be glad to answer your many questions as soon as I get my hands on it. :)

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  2. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    I can answer some questions right now about the Droid 2. There may be some questions I'll choose not to answer, though.
  3. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    T.Y. Trident for the photos.
    More proof that the Droid2 launch is upon us.
    Thanks Again :D
  4. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    The main question that I have is; How is the keyboard? The keyboard was the biggest issue I had with the first Droid. I have been hearing that the Droid 2 has a much larger keyboard because they got rid of the directional pad and that is great. I definitely want to head over to a Verizon store and get a feel for the keyboard to see if I like it.

    I currently have the Droid X which I love but I think I would want to have the physical keyboard. That leads me to my next question: What OS is the Droid 2 running? I am loving the resizeable widgets that the Droid X has, so I hoping that I would be able to do that with Droid 2.
  5. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    The Droid 2 will come with Froyo 2.2 and also have the newer version of blur the Droid X has, so you're in luck :D
  6. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    That is awesome to hear! Other things I am hearing about the Droid 2 is that it will only have a 750mhz processor and doesn't record 720p video. Is this true? These are also major set backs.
  7. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Droid 2 will have identical 1Ghz OMAP 3630 Processor that is inside the Droid X.
    As for the 720P, My bets are a yes.
    If not at launch, in the near future.
    The Nexus One and Droid Incredible both now shoot 720P.
    I will quote myself from another thread:

    Its not ALL about the megapixels.
    The answer lies with Texas Instruments Texas Instruments OMAP36x Mobile Development Platform (MDP) is a fully-featured evaluation platform built around TI's OMAP3630 applications processor. The OMAP3630 applications processor "DOES" integrate powerful 720p multimedia.

    The hardware is there to do it.

    Here is the thread:

    Hope this helps.
  8. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    Awesome! Good thread by the way you linked above :)

    I am happy, finally, to be 100% stoked about buying the Droid 2... whereas before I wasn't sure about the X or the Droid 2 - but not any more!

    Come onnnnnnnnnn Thursday!!!!!!! (Well, come onnnnnn VZ official Announcement!)
  9. jamesoja

    jamesoja Well-Known Member

    I believe the Incredible is 8MP, according to HTC.

    I too am looking forward to 720p in the Droid2
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  10. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    I really can't believe this phone is expected to come out in 3 days and there isn't already more buzz and chatter about it. I really hope that it does record in HD. That will be a shame if it doesn't especially since that is basically a standard now when it comes to smartphones.
  11. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    I think there is a good amount of Fanfare surrounding the release, blogs and forums across the net are pimping it as every new shred of evidence and leaks come out - plus Verizon just had an insert with the Droid 2 packed into nearly every Sunday paper across the US. Sure its nothing like the iPhone craze, but Droids are for discerning well versed device connoisseurs, not middle aged house wives that like the newest shiny thing Steve Jobs releases ;)
  12. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

    I'd actually prefer if Verizon was even less vocal about it. I was at a friend's house, and it looked like a local Verizon authorized retailer had blanketed the neighborhood with "Droid2 Coming Soon" flyers. I kept thinking, "exnay on the oidtwodray. I'd like to be able to have a shot at picking one up on launch day."
  13. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    I'm able to do an Annual Upgrade... will it probably be $199, or will it be $299 with a $100 mail-in rebate?
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Android Enthusiast

    My middle-aged wife for whom we have been waiting for the Droid 2 to be released will appreciate your description. :D
  15. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    Haaa! NO offense intended... I was just trying to point out there is truly no set demographic for people that clamor for the iPhone - teeny boppers to senior citizens have all been brainwashed to think its a miracle that makes phone calls for some reason!

    Females, for the most part... not only care less about technology, but couldn't tell you what Froyo was to save their life - so its cool your wife is stoked about the Droid 2! :)
  16. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    I am surprised Best Buy isn't taking pre-orders like they did with the Droid X. Honestly, if you want one on launch day, your best bet would be to try Walmart.
  17. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    Why not just show up at a Verizon Corporate store an hour or so before opening since they get the most models?
  18. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    That is most likely what I am going to be doing, but not everyone can show up at a Verizon store at 9am on a Thursday. Lol, people have work.
  19. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    True, I work full time as well, but have Thursday off thankfully!
  20. Old Man

    Old Man Android Enthusiast

    I'm glad they're not as that was apparently truly a debacle. Read the Droid X forum threads relating to this and you'll see that many people apparently placed pre-orders at BestBuy, including buying a $50 BestBuy gift card as part of the pre-order process, to not only not have devices available on launch day but to also end up waiting longer than those who purchased the phone from other sources. One person related that the BestBuy store that took their pre-order, along with a number of others, actually had no units available on launch day and no ETA for when they would have any. It seemed that many of those with BestBuy Droid X pre-orders actually ended up purchasing their phone via some other method.
  21. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I hear you man. I remember I calling around to every single Best Buy within 40 miles of me and getting the same answer: We are sold out. I started calling Walmarts and got a couple that had some in stock.

    My other question is I currently have the Droid X that I bought less than 30 days ago from Walmart. Do I have to cancel my Verizon contract and return the phone before the Droid 2 comes out or can I just make changes since it was less than 30 days ago and I can return everything within 30 days.
  22. Antwho

    Antwho Newbie

    What makes you want to return the X? I'm thinking about it as well, just curious to see what's your reason....
  23. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    Mainly just because I want a physical keyboard. Also I think I would prefer a slightly smaller phone. But I hated the Droid 1's keyboard so I am calling around looking for dummy models. I called three different Verizon corporate stores and they said they don't have any dummy models of the Droid 2 on display. I called some Best Buys. One told me the dummy models can't be shown until the 12th. The rest said they don't have any Droid 2s. So I am not sure what to think right now.
  24. Antwho

    Antwho Newbie

    That's my reason as well. I think I rather have the smaller phone and I think it would be easier to play snesnoid/gba games on the physical keyboard, but I find myself going back and forth. :thinking:
  25. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Man, was I up too late, I already knew that, I had the Incredible for 29 days!!! :p
    Updated my sleepy post.

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The Motorola Droid 2 release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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