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Verizon Releases Photos of R2-D2 DROID 2

Verizon has begun teasing us about the limited edition R2-D2 version of its DROID 2. On sale on September 30, very little is known about the R2-D2 DROID 2, other than what the back cover will look like. When Verizon confirmed the DROID 2, it said the Star Wars-themed R2-D2 model would look similar to everyone's favorite droid and contain 'exclusive Star Wars content'. Soon after, leaked pictures showed the back of the phone's design. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the rest of the phone. 

Now it looks like Big Red is finally ready to give us a little peek at the entire device. Over the last few days, the Verizon-run DroidLanding Twitter account has been helping followers 'unlock' different parts of its R2-D2 website. So far, two of the eight subheadings have been revealed. The Apps and Widgets heading doesn't reveal much, aside from a nifty on-screen R2-D2 clock, and the possibility of a Star Wars news widget. However, the Device Gallery has also been unlocked and it yields some pretty sweet shots of the device itself and a Star Wars dock for the phone.

Check 'em out below. You can also head on over to the R2-D2 DROID 2 landing page, complete with theme song and scrolling intro, for more information on how you can help unlock the additional six categories.

  • warezme
    kinda cool but I would buy one if it could shoot a hologram out of princess leia
  • plznote
    Pretty cool
  • Pyroflea
    Do... want...
  • DaJebus
    worst. design. ever.

    I'm not saying I'm not a fan of Star Wars or R2-D2, but whoever designed it did it wrong.

    It looks cheap. Oh, and yes my idea would have been better.
  • mlopinto2k1
    So, because it's "Verizon" they can pay to use their name but the company "Jedi Mind" that made controllers can't?
  • flacoman3
    "Jedi Mind" didn't pay anyone, and if I were Lucas I wouldn't let them buy the right to use it at all even if they offered to pay for it after they got caught. They exploited the name once already without asking.

    It's called the "easier to ask for forgiveness than permission" outlook on life.
  • jrnyfan's better than wookie porn
  • longshotthe1st's better than wookie porn
    That was in the '70's
  • Usersname
    Naffness! Why do people like this tacky stuff?
  • braneman
    damn now somebody is going to merry a phone.