Motorola Announced the DROID 2 – Landing August 12

Verizon [VZ] has announced the Motorola DROID 2 along with a release date and pricing. The pre-sale of the DROID 2 will start tomorrow on August 11 with shipping of the smartphone starting August 12.

Price wise, the DROID 2 will cost $199.99 as expected along with a two year contract agreement that you’ll need to sign.

OS wise, it comes with Android 2.2 pre-installed. Android 2.2 is the latest OS from Google [GOOG] and just in the last month has started rolling out to various smartphones. Thanks to Android 2.2, the DROID 2 is able to run Adobe Flash 10.1 which is available to download on all 2.2 based devices.

“When we announced DROID X last month, we reaffirmed our commitment to continue to bring unique Android experiences to the Verizon Wireless network,” said Jeffrey Dietel, vice president wireless device, marketing and development for Verizon Wireless. “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.”

The technical specs reveal that a full multi-touch 3.7 inch screen comes with the device along with WiFi and a 3G Mobile HotSpot function that allows up to five wireless devices to be connected together to share the 3G connection. On the back is a 5 megapixel camera.

As well as Verizon announcing the Motorola DROID 2, the R2-D2 DROID 2 was also announced…

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.

Starting tomorrow you can pick up a DROID 2 from the Verizon Wireless site.

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