So the rumors up to this point have pointed pretty strongly towards the Motorola Droid 2 launching on August 23rd, but new information is coming in that the phone we just saw leaked running Android 2.2 could hit Verizon stores as early as August 12th. This would be a soft roll-out getting little promotion up until the larger marketing push kicks in on the 23rd date we have been hearing.
And while that bit of information is pretty exciting on it’s own, this new info on the Droid 2’s release date also came with a leak of special edition of the Droid 2 that will embrace its Star Wars namesake. An R2-D2 edition of the phone will be launched featuring everyone’s favorite astromech droid on the back cover of the handset. Nerdgasm. Back with the original Droid, Verizon sent out remote-control R2D2 toys to press and media to promote the new phones launch, but little has been done with the Droid/Star Wars connection since Verizon licensed the brand from Lucasfilms. Given the choice would you want the special edition or just the plain jane Droid 2? What if the R2-D2 version required a slightly longer wait?