Verizon to release R2-D2 Droid 2

Verizon are to release a limited edition dressed up Droid 2. The Limited Edition R2-D2 Droid 2 pays homage to R2-D2 from Star Wars and will be available from tomorrow. You will be able to pick the Droid R2-D2 up online or from selected Verizon stores. You’ll need to sign up to a two year voice and data contract. The handset will cost $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

The Droid R2-D2 will come in a custom box, resembling carbonite. Inside you’ll find the skinned Droid 2, along with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. The Star Wars theme doesn’t stop there though, the handset will also feature exclusive Star Wars/R2-D2 content outlined below.

  • R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
  • Live Wallpapers (Blast the Probe Droid; Luke Balancing Yoda; Navigating the Asteroid Field; Watch Bespin’s Cloud City)
  • R2-D2 Clock Widget
  • Exclusive Binoculars App
  • “The Best of R2-D2” video with the original Cantina music

If you’re already tied into a Verizon contract, you can still get exclusive Star Wars content on your Android phone. To celebrate 30 years of Star Wars, Android 2.1+ users will be able to download the Star Wars Mobile App and will cost just $2.99. The following content will be included.

  • Bounty Hunt Visual ID: Find and capture images around the Star Wars universe to unlock hidden content
  • Sound and Photo Gallery
  • Live Wallpapers:
  • Blast the Probe Droid
    Luke Balancing Yoda
    Navigating the Asteroid Field
    Watch Bespin’s Cloud City

  • Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about The Empire Strikes Back
  • Widgets

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