Droid 2 Hits Verizon Stores

Verizon launched their Droid 2 today on their site. It will hit their stores Tomorrow.

In a statement issued yesterday, Verizon revealed that the device is shipped with Android 2.2, Adobe Flash Player10.1, 8GB of memory, a 5-megapixel camera and a 3.7-inch display.

Verizon’s also confirmed that there will be a special R2-D2 version of Droid 2 in honor of Star Wars featuring a special design, as well as pre-loaded content on the phone.

Droid 2 will go for $199 with a two-year contract on Verizon. It will be interesting to see how the new Droid stacks up next to  Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 4G and Droid X in terms of performance and sales.

Considering how much Verizon charges on a data plan Sprint with HTC seems like a much better bet. Not to mention you can now turn your smart phone into a mobile credit card machine by simply downloading an application from a credit card processor.

Here’s are what I have collected about the device so far

  • It will retain the original Droid’s excellent physical keyboard, although the keyboard buttons will apparently be slightly more raised.
  • That weird ledge between the screen and keyboard layers of hardware is gone, so you’ll have a nice, smooth device in your pocket or purse.
  • The device will feature a Wi-Fi tethering app, just like the Droid X and EVO 4G.
  • You’ll also have a 750MHz OMAP processor, a 5MP camera and an updated version of Motoblur.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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