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Exclusive: First Photos of the Motorola Droid 2

Well, hello there Motorola Droid 2.  We would like to officially introduce you to the readers of Droid Life.  We saw your activation screen just the other day, but we’ll admit that it’s nice to finally see the rest of you.

What do you think everyone?  Should we just sit back and gaze at it for a bit?  Moment of silence for Droid 1?  Throw a party?  Be confused?  Start saving?

As you can see, externally, it looks almost identical to the Droid 1.  The keyboard is really the only thing to have undergone a complete overhaul and now lacks that giant gold D-pad (which no one used) and includes some puffier looking keys. There are also some minor tweaks to the lip which is covered, giving off a slightly smoother appearance.  The battery cover no longer has that fingernail insert.  And that’s basically it for the outside.  The Droid 2 is all about the internal specs and a new version of Motoblur which doesn’t appear to be quite as intrusive as the versions we’ve seen on the Devour and Backflip.

Some of the juicy details we were given:

-Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps out a last minute 2.2 update to it)
-3.7″ screen
-750MHz OMAP processor
-Wi-Fi tethering
-8GB internal
-8GB SD card preinstalled
-Updated keyboard
-5MP camera
-New version of Motoblur
-No HDMI port
-No front facing camera


I wish I had a release date for you, but at this time, nothing has been completely confirmed to us.  The Q3 rumors for which peg both the Droid Xtreme and the Droid 2 to be launched on the same day still seem pretty likely to tell you the truth.  One of our sources also informed us of a 3 hour long training session taking place on June 22nd for all retail employees which could mean training for these 2 new devices and Froyo.  Yay!

Oh, and one last gem for you…

Droid 2 Boot Animation:

Thoughts?  No HDMI port or front facing camera, but the internals should make it worth it right?  You all loved the Droid 1 styling so much and this is almost identical.  Does that make it a must-have?

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  • Anonymous

    If I want a physical keyboard, I would go to the epic and upgrade Froyo they do not require the application of 8GB of memory. And this is not from a D1 D1 almost five times the upgrade is deeply rooted.
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  • Cbhm1814

    i hav a droid 2 🙂

  • Guest

    umm this has changed here is the current spec rumors

    -Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps out a last minute 2.2 update to it)

    -3.7″ screen

    -750MHz OMAP processor

    -Wi-Fi tethering

    -8GB internal

    -8GB SD card preinstalled

    -Updated keyboard

    -5MP camera

    -New version of Motoblur

    -No HDMI port

    -No front facing camera

  • Guest

    I find it hard to believe that a follow-up to a phone as successful as the Moto Droid would be so lackluster. I think this is just an original Droid proto-type, or maybe just the Droid 2 outter shell prototype, not indicative of the real internal/added features. For instance:

    -it would DEFINITELY have 2.2, since they are about to push it to Droid 1

    -we already have a 5 mp camera and there are phones out there with 8, 10 even 12 megapixels. wouldn't they at least bump us to 8mp?

    -this is direct competition for iPhone….it HAS to have front facing camera for video calls

    -only 750mhz processor? doubtful. I expect nothing less than 1ghz.

    -same size screen?

    -why would they switch arrangement of home buttons now that we are used to these?

    -no extra nifty features??? maybe a projector to shoot your pics/videos onto the wall?


  • Guest

    I find it hard to believe that a follow-up to a phone as successful as the Moto Droid would be so lackluster. I think this is just an original Droid proto-type, or maybe just the Droid 2 outter shell prototype, not indicative of the real internal/added features. For instance:
    -it would DEFINITELY have 2.2, since they are about to push it to Droid 1
    -we already have a 5 mp camera and there are phones out there with 8, 10 even 12 megapixels. wouldn't they at least bump us to 8mp?
    -this is direct competition for iPhone….it HAS to have front facing camera for video calls

    -only 750mhz processor? doubtful. I expect nothing less than 1ghz.
    -same size screen?
    -why would they switch arrangement of home buttons now that we are used to these?
    -no extra nifty features??? maybe a projector to shoot your pics/videos onto the wall?


    • Guest

      umm this has changed here is the current spec rumors
      -Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps out a last minute 2.2 update to it)
      -3.7″ screen
      -750MHz OMAP processor
      -Wi-Fi tethering
      -8GB internal
      -8GB SD card preinstalled
      -Updated keyboard
      -5MP camera
      -New version of Motoblur
      -No HDMI port
      -No front facing camera

  • Does anyone know how to play Masters of Orion (original DOS game) on the droid?

  • Dpesce12

    this phone is going to be the exact thing as the droid 1. Its ridiculous how much money they will take from ppl upgrading from the droid original to the droid 2 when there is really no difference. They must be adding more to keep up with the iphone. something tht we dont know about.

  • Grawbad

    Its a must have for me as I don't have a Droid in the first place. My contract is about to be up and this is just about to come out so its perfect for me.

  • Antthedrag

    You guys think I should get the Droid 2 or the Droid X or even wait for a better device. (I do text a lot)

  • Scott404

    I forgot that I would want it to have similar features to the Droid X-as in Android 2.2-but I like real touch for texting-want the best phone with an actual keyboard,call it anything but Droid 2….hope someone's listening
    otherwise-we'll go elsewhere….

  • Scott404

    Would prefer it not called Droid 2- hate sequels-have a new name in the Droid family! I would have bought one already but hate the flat keyboard-I'm used to the EnV type of keyboard that make texting a snap- will pay for
    a data plan if it has all the bells and whistles-with a great keypad-get it out soon!

  • EC8CH

    Off Topic:

    Has anyone else had the gold colored plating flake off their camera button on their Droid 1?

  • CompCrash

    Is it just me or is that video taken with a Droid?

  • Mm959801

    4.3 OLED Screen, Snap Dragon processor, HDMI and lighter form factor and I'd upgrade for sure. Droid 2 isn't much of an upgrade.

  • Jace_bror

    I would wait personally. Thats what I am doing. I don't need a new phone. So I would rather have the lastest phone. Especially if I am going to have it for two years

  • Amjhughes

    ehhh i think im gonna go with the X….and the X launches mid july droid 2 launches august got confirm from a verizon friend of mine 🙂

  • Tristin

    There are two deal breakers in the current Droid camp: (1) No capability for bluetooth voice commands, (2) FM radio doesnt work with bluetooth.

    Make the 8G SD card 16G and I will be much more impressed.

    Cure these and I'll be impressed enough to buy. In the mean time, I'll stick to my 2 year old absolutely horrible LG.


    • Gunner

      BT voice dialing is in Froyo and works on the Droid. The D2 will get Froyo.

  • Jace_bror

    What about 4g capability? I plan to switch to Verizon. And I know they are testing 4g in my area, and it is supposed to go live before fall. So I sure hope that the new Droid (x or 2) or what ever will support 4g.

  • csbrat

    The phone itsself sounds wonderful to me. Too bad it'll only be abailble through Verizon. Why do I need to pay an extra $30 a month if all I;m going to use is the WiFi?

  • 2.2 on my Droid would be enough for me.

  • The Droid Life watermark is pretty obnoxious. Consider moving it out of the way to a corner.

    • Gunner


  • ET
  • Zizagoo

    It all depends WHICH OMAP this has got. If this has the same OMAP3630 that the Shadow has, this thing will fly, plus have better battery life and overclockability due to being 45nm. Just “OMAP 750mhz” isn't nearly enough information.

    • Zizagoo

      And by Shadow I mean the Droid X.

  • Techjunkie24

    Enough of all this useless chitter chatter about which phone is (or will be) better, and lets talk about how we can get our hands on that boot animation. Kellex hook it up!

  • I won't trade up for this any more than I'll trade up from my husband. I'm very much in love with them both:-P

  • Frankg3400

    I really wish they will eventually upgrade Droid to be a global phone.

  • adam c.

    actually, now that I think about it, i'm sure droid 2 is going to be geared more to the business user. Improved keyboard, wifi tether, lack of front facing camera & hdmi out…. seems the droid X and their other 2ghz monster will be for the rest of us.

  • billtvshow

    I assumed the Droid 2 would basically be the Xtreme with a physical keyboard or perhaps something even a little bit beefier spec-wise. Not only is it not close, it's so underwhelming that I would actually get the Xtreme over it now, even as much as I LOVE my physical keyboard. But I'm not going to be getting either now.
    Granted if you pit it 1 on 1 with the original Droid it seems a tiny bit better, but it's not nearly the sequel that most of us were hoping it would be.

  • No front facing camera? Crap. And I was really hoping for the HDMI mini out… Crap again.
    How do you do video calls with no front facing camera; it's just awkward.

    Until next time,

  • Face545353535

    This is a fake device, Droid Life you have been fooled, Can't anybody see this is not a real device?

  • JNovess76

    Motorola make crappy phones. They come up with a great idea and then they sit back on their laurels for far too long. The whole RAZR craze should have set them up as the premiere phone company for years to come but they never bothered to follow it up with a better idea.

    Motorola received a second opportunity to make something of themselves with the Droid. The Droid isn't a pretty phone by any standards, but Google did give them a great opportunity to pioneer the Android OS.

    Instead of dedicating engineers to work full time on coming up with the latest greatest cell phone technology they develop the Droid and take a vacation. Typical Motorola.

  • EC8CH

    Since they are extending the sliding screen to cover the bottom, I wish they would have just kept it flat all the way down instead of doing that tapered thing. Then they could have moved the capacitive touch buttons down a bit away from the screen. The top and bottom bezel then would be about equal, resulting in a more symmetric looking design.

    Verizon would have to find a different place to stick their logo then… Guess that's why it didn't happen :-/

  • corydunbar

    honestly the only thing i like about the droid 2 over my rooted BB Froyo Droid OCed at 1GHz is the boot animation. nothing else even seems like an upgrade.

    -Android 2.1 <– we've had for a while now, and now we have 2.2
    -3.7″ screen <– is this not what i have in my hand right now?
    -750MHz OMAP processor <– its the same processor just with a higher clock speed. We all know it can go faster. I bet motorola is just using its old droid parts to make this new one.
    -Wi-Fi tethering <– everyone with root already has this (wifi tether *root*, Froyo tethering,…)
    -8GB internal <– unless it means more RAM, who cares. I'd rather have 16GB on an sdcard
    -8GB SD card preinstalled <– downgrade? why not go 8 internal, 16 external
    -Updated keyboard <– i dont think you can call that an upgrade, its a modification
    -5MP camera <– wow! 5MP, that must take really good photos. wait same lens, nevermind.
    -New version of Motoblur <– but we all are trying to get rid of motoblur on every phone they have made so far
    -No HDMI port <– +1 for the EVO and Droid X
    -No front facing camera <– +1 for the EVO and Iphone

    MOTOROLA do you even want to keep customers?

  • Tyrian

    Are there any standards by manufactures for placing the 4 buttons at the bottom in some order

  • crichton007

    Its a nice evolutionary upgrade but I'm not going to shell out and re-up just for this. This is kind of like going from the iPhone 3G to the 3GS, except it has Android (which is worth getting in comparison to i(p)OS).

  • Weak, lame, boreing. Not worthy of the upgrade. Im dissappointed

  • guest

    Oh i get it…. Droid 1.5

  • toner

    What is the point of changing the back button location?

  • locke2384

    Off topic but does anyone know of a good video player that works with froyo. I am just looking for something that plays mp4s or avi

  • adam

    So far it seems like a LG voyager -> LG env touch type of upgrade. Tweaks here and there, but nothing groundbreaking yet… hopefully we'll learn more soon


    Bad keyboard layout IMHO. The Left Alt Lock, Left Alt and Left Shift keys are very long. Instead of all that “wasted” real estate I would have preferred an apostrophe/quote key next to Enter. The apostrophe is important, in some languages even more so than in English.

  • Salt

    I actually like the navigation button on my Droid. It's simpler to deal with than tiny arrow keys, and it keeps the screen from getting dirty. To all you ladies with your little lily hands, keep away from my big gold button. I likes it fine.

  • RhodeRage

    What a let down! Those specs are awful…no front facing camera…no camera upgrade (5MP)…no HDMI…”new” MOTOBLUR??? how about NO motoblur? Seriously?? meh

  • scuba_koop

    Ok, so I am old-school. I REALLY use my keyboard a lot!! I don't know if the screen was bigger, maybe I could adjust. Maybe I just need to force myself not to slide the keyboard open?? I go to a crawl when using the on screen keyboard??? So if I got this right the Droid 2 obviously has a keyboard and the Droid X does not??
    I guess what I am saying is I can't seem to part with the keyboard? My contract ended last month, and I am patiently waiting! I always go the 1 year and pay extra for the hardware. 2 years is way too long to keep a phone. Too many technology leaps nowadays!!

  • moizsaleemvarind

    Droid 2 leaked, photo, features and what expected, IFs and BUTs , everything on my post :


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  • Ulnek75

    yea the specs on this aren't really worth of the “droid 2” name. maybe droid 1.5 or something. i guess i will wait for later this year with those 1.5 to 2 ghz devices the ceo hinted on. if not, seems like htc will have one by the end of the year anyway. just hoping to get a summer upgrade.

  • Trooper

    This is not the droid I'm looking for

  • Rnd

    Why even include the keyboard? Who uses the keyboard anyway? It just makes the phone much thicker than it has to be. Wish they'd just do away with it. The virtual keyboard is much better.

    • Why use a keyboard for the pc? Same thing its a qwerty for a reason…

  • djspikezz

    I think MOTOROLA should read these comments.

  • Diso25

    motoblur just killed the motorola droid. I would get it if it was pure android and not that motoblur crap motorola has come up with

    • Theoriginaljosh

      I feel the same way…. :(… all that is going to do is lengthen the time between OS updates… plus it's fugly.

  • Michael

    Sounds like a waste of money to me. Think I'll pass and keep my original “Droid”!

  • Greg668771

    This actually reminds me of the LG chocolate fiasco…. they came out with the chocolate 2 roughly 9 months after the first chocolate…. and did not specifically call it the chocolate 2… it was a bit of a hardware upgrade, but not much of one… the reason the VZW rep gave me was that it was to not anger the people that had just used their upgrade to the hottest phone available for replacing it so quickly…

    this is definitely the droid 1.5. i will wait for the rumored droid pro that is supposed to drop early next year or so… that is the 2 ghz proc… and the front facing 2 mp cam… the true iShit destroyer.

  • david

    not a fan of the new lip

  • Meticode

    Wow, if these are the Droid 2 specs I'm disappointed. The processor is barely upgraded, no HDMI, etc. It feels like when the Droid 2 comes out I won't be disappointed or missing much while having my Droid. And also does it really have MotoBlur? I found that a bad mark, I like not having MotoBlur.

  • Moto failed here. They're putting all their eggs on the Droid X, I mean since you say MOTO that the Droid it's still selling then why would you just give a little make up outside and inside, it makes no sense.

    I'm very dissapointed, this is more like Droid 1.5 version.

    This is what I want on the next Droid

    1- 4.3 to 4.5 screen
    2- 8MP 720p recording camera.
    3- 1.2MP Front facing camera.
    4- no Blur give Android straight up.
    5- 2.2 and keep up the good work with the GPU and the Processors.

    And please get somebody that knows how to work on the Media.

  • Queenoftheweb

    does anyone know how much ram this phone will have? that's very important and it's not listed here.

  • jedijesus95

    I'm really curious what the other 2 android devices are going to be.

  • Boss

    I would almost guarantee that the droid 2 will be running 2.2 when it is released. I just can't see it being released with 7 month old software, especially because by the time this phone is released in July, 2.2 will have been out for 2 months.

    Things i noticed that no one else has mentioned, the camera is slightly different, the LED flash looks bigger than the Current Droid, and the back side underneath the camera is now one solid piece, which does make it look better.

    As far as the keyboard, the dedicated voice search and back button hard keys are a welcomed addition, but losing the Shift key on the right side is something i will have to get used to if i upgrade because I always use it on my Droid 1.

    Also with the new lip covering the right side of the phone, it appears that it covers up the microphone now, which draws some concern.

    I wouldn't count this phone out yet.

    It's definitely a let down especially with the iphone 4 getting introduced. But if the keyboard is a lot easier to use (I don't even mind the current droids keyboard) and if it does run noticeably faster/smoother than the Droid 1, and maybe the battery life is extended, I would say it could be worth the upgrade.

    I may be wrong, but i don't think the droid 1 has an optional extended battery…

    Its hands down the best phone on the market with a physical keyboard, something that is a huge selling point for me.

  • Gabe

    the overall physical look has improved not that there was anything wrong with it in the first place but it definitely looks better, sharper and tightly build so A+ for that 🙂 but as far the specs go Im kinda disappointed to say the least. No HDMI port, Motoblur, no front facing camera, once again a 5MP camera, really you guys couldn't throw in there an 8MP to at least compete with the rest? Is sad to say but this is no updated Droid for me my rooted overclocked Droid will save me $500 this year.

  • djspikezz

    SOOO disappointed!! I hope they buff this phone up more. And whats the deal with the 8mb card… lame! It should be at equal to Droid 1's 16mb card.

  • evltwn

    I want that boot animation. Looks sweet to me. Kellex, do you think your source can get that?

  • scottholstein

    I am disappointed with the lack of a 1ghz processor, 8mg card, no front facing cam, and no 4.3 screen. With my first Droid and its awesome power, I would expect more from the next Droid. I would rather Moto wait until the holiday season or new year and really soup up the Droid 2. Let it be the 2ghz processor phone…maybe that might be the Droid 3?

  • I'm happy with the Droid doesn't make sense to buy the Droid 2 nothing on the spec really impressed me..droidlife….peace

  • Donwhall

    Nice Phone but not worth $200 and blowing an upgrade on… I'll stick with my current droid for now…

  • Root this sucker and I'm sold.

    Although, if one of our friendly neighborhood modders wants to hook us up with that Droid 2 boot animation, that'd be bitchin'.

  • Spaniard85

    If anything, my interest went to the Xtreme. Droid 2 doesn't have nearly the balls to compete with the Evo 4G or iPhone 4. I'll definitely be watching for the 2GHz Moto.

  • holidayK

    its funny how all you guys are like “I LOVE MY DROID” “MY DROID CAN DO ANYTHING THOSE 1ghz PHONES CAN DO, EVEN BETTER” ” DROID 1 ALL THE WAY!!” and now look at all of you… complaining, if your droid1 is so great, why are you complaining about the droid2? i rest my case.

    • Spaniard85

      Because we expected more from the sequel to what was Verizon's original Android flagship phone. At its release, the Droid was a world-beater. We assumed the Droid 2 would be on the same “world-beating” level. With what we've seen so far, it's not.

      Is that that hard to understand?

  • Dpry3580

    I second that. Besides the second (useless) camera, everyone wish was granted. I've had my inc. Since release. I'm an IT programmer and swapped my MOTO 29 days. Now that's good thing. Was hesitant going with HTC, always having motos, but wouldn't give this up unless specs double again.


    I stood in line for the droid 1 the very first day it came out. I've never had a phone that I've loved more and more like i have this phone. saying that let me say this. I have talked this phone up to all my friends and i am terribly embarrassed. How could the new droid be such a let down ? One of my best friends has the iPhone and it or my other friends blackberry has nothing on my mo-to droid. I was getting ready to spend about 800.00 bucks on this new droid because i didn't think they could give us everything they said was coming with this for any reasonable amount. If you want my money BESIDES the freaking 1800.00 a year i give Verizon. YOU WILL give me a big screen,hdmi,lots of storage,lots of speed,4G,8mp!!!!! Common!!!!! Every knows what your doing. Stringing all this technology out to us every three months all in the name of profits and quarterly figures. If the only phone i want in the whole world dishes me this crap I WILL floor model my droid, pay a early cancellation with Verizon and buy me a minute phone from walmart to use only in emergencies.

  • boostfreak

    why would they move our precious buttons!!! i like the back button where its at!

  • Doc

    Ahh, just for us simple people.. Is the Motorola Droid 2 the same as Droid Incredible?

    • MrChips

      Hi Doc. No, the Motorola Droids are diffferent beasts than the Droid Incredible. That little piece of hardware is an HTC creation. Verizon has done a great job of confusing everyone about which Droid is which. Ya gotta love that marketing…

  • I like the Boot animation.. as for the rest of it.. eh. A bit disappointed, glad moto realized theres no real use for the D-pad other then to use it to play snake.

  • WHY DID THEY PUT THE BUBBLE KEYBOARD ON THERE?!?! I hope this is just a prototype or something… I had a bubble keyboard on my Motorola Droid and it was TERRIBLE — the keys eventually ripped and I took it to Verizon and they gave me a Droid with the “normal” keyboard — I hope they get rid of that bubble keyboard!

  • doomsjay

    So how many of these people complaining about MotoBlur have actually used MotoBlur?

    • MrChips

      I have. And I can say that even though it makes some things “marginally” nicer, those minor benefits are far outweighed by the fact that any phone running MotoBlur (or Sense etc.) is doomed to an endless life of being kept months behind the curve on updates to the underlying Android OS. If you are a person who doesn't need updates, then I guess that's OK, but I for one abhor it.

      Also, there are a growing number of installable (and hence easily un-installable) applications in the marketplace that replace all of the functionality that manufacturer bolt-ons such as MotorBlur and HTC Sense provide. There was a time when Android needed MotoBlur and Sense to really make the UI shine. That time has passed.

  • Stephen

    Yea, not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed. I was expecting a faster processor and a better camera, and maybe a front facing camera (don't actually care about it but's it would be nice to remind the iPhone boy's i have one too haha). A mini HDMI port would have been nice too.

    I won't knock the processor yet until we see some action on it..who knows, it may actually be a big difference, especially on 2.2.
    As for the screen size, I'm fine with ours for now at least.

  • Yankeechamp15

    first of all it cant be moto blur because the motoblur logo is on it and it says with google so it is stock android

    • EggoEspada

      Doesn't mean anything. The keys and the fact that that person who leaked this to Kellex obviously turned on the phone, saw MotoBlur on it. Phones like the Droid Incredible have the “Google” logo as well, gut have a custom UI.

      • Well, that used to be the rule. Google's been slacking on the “with google” logo program checking…

  • Jeff99

    After so much anticipation over this phone it is time to get the razor blades out and put on some good charolette while i sit in a dark corner and cry. If this is the Droid 2 then Motorola congratulations you have just made unicorns evolve thumbs just so they could cut there wrist from Droid depression. Wheres the 4.3 inch screen i mean come on and the processor is a joke i want big and beautiful not same and lame. This is like the droid big brother who does just that little extra well thats unless your droid is rooted then everything just falls second to it.

    I want…
    4.3 inch hd screen
    1ghz processor
    hdmi out
    front facing camera
    then we can root it and make what droid doesnt(very little) more doesable until then i will be happy with my rooted droid.

    Thanks kellex for keeping this site amazing
    some of that internal storage ive heard about
    NO MOTOBLUR if i wanted something besides vanilla i would go htc

  • Emperone


  • MrChips

    OK, so here's the deal:

    Someone from Google needs to have a serious sit-down pow-wow with HTC and Motorola and explain to them that they will sell MORE phones if they just keep their crappy mods (Sense/MotoBlur) off the phone. They can even use the lack of custom UI as a marketing tool: “…and because we are 100% pure Android OS, you will get updates as soon as they are available! No more waiting!…” This would achieve a couple goals: Fewer bloggers bitching about “Fragmentation” and more happy customers getting the their just desserts (Froyo, Gingerbread…) that much quicker.

    Also, with the availability of more and more high-performance launcher apps in the marketplace (LauncherPro anyone?) the need for these custom manufacturer mods is greatly reduced already. I think Sense and MotoBlur's time has come. Let's put them to bed and close the door forever…

    Oh: Regarding all the other Droid 2 specs I only have one thing to say: “FAIL!” Back to the drawing board Moto…

  • Eric

    LOL. Once again Moto fails. What a pathetic sequal to a great phone.(and I thought the Iphone 4 was a bad upgrade) The specs are weak and Motoblur! give me a break. For all of you that bad mouthed the Incredible heres a big HAHA to you. Glad I went with HTC

  • Not the monster droid I expected.

  • mouzz

    i can´t understand why everyone is complaining about the cpu … 750 mhz this 750 mhz that why would u want a 1.5 ghz cpu???? so u can run benchmarks faster ????? wear out the battery faster ???? more heat??????? if this is a new cpu architecture lets wait and see NO ?????
    my concerns are the lack of hdmi port, the front facing camera (who the hell uses that more than once?), 5mp its ok i like my photos of droid1 would be nice to see 720p recording though.
    Also there´s something about the new keyboard that doesnt inspire me great thrust, though i love the droid 1 keyboard the only con i have with it is that i can´t write without looking at it.

  • Ace Z.

    I'm truly and extremely disappointed with the DROID 2 I did really expect better. The only thing I do like is the boot animation, which will be on my phone pretty soon thanks to Kellex and Developers. =)

  • The keyboard is better, but I'm still hoping for a next-gen Android phone with a good quality 5-row keyboard like the G1.

    • G1 keyboard was awesome i wish they would pick up on it really!

  • First!!First!!

  • Jdstell

    Sorry, droid 2, you're a pretty pathetic upgrade. Not worth the upgrade cost. I'll wait for motorola super smartphone with the 2ghz cpu.

  • Brendan

    no thank you i will pass

  • Qwkartist2000

    i want the boot animation

  • Wow, the Motorola Droid brand just went from 'top of the line' to 'has been.' Weak processor and another crappy keyboard with no other significant improvements? This is not the droid I'm looking for.

  • Thanks for the pictures..!

  • DuffMan

    so much Fail…

  • Not good enough.

  • OldNuc

    Without a real deal from VZW you will get to spend some hard earned cash for what is a minor upgrade. Does not strike me as a real good idea as the “real” upgrade to a 1GHz processor will be along very shortly after this phone hits the street.

  • marty mar

    I have a question, Am i allowed to make a video on youtube using these images?

  • nkhex19

    I like that they stuck to the original look with a few tweaks to it. if it does have Motoblur then that will make me not upgrade to it. Please Moto NO MOTOBLUR, or make it an option to take off and have stock Android.

  • LP

    This is Motorola Droid 1.5

    I was hoping to see some additional features such as HDMI out, 1500mA batt instead of the 1350, larger internal storage, and definately no motoBlurrrr. However, it appears that the camera, and screen is likely the same as Droid 1. Hmmm… confused!

  • Gregalst

    No thank you. They WONT get my hyped up like they did the Blackberry Storm 2 when I had the first version. I'll wait until the 2ghz Motorola, or one with a front facing camera. I'll pass.

  • So if this has Wi-Fi tethering, I assume all Verizon phones will when upgraded to 2.2?

  • I do like some of the changes to the keyboard. But some of the internals sound a bit behind the curve…

  • timarnette

    I will keep the one I have. LOL

  • Quyendg

    It's a sad day in Droid Land… Looks like I won't be “upgrading” any time soon. Rooted Droid 1 for life!!!

  • Earthlyray

    no front camera, than I can wait until my verizon contract is over. was worried there. the onlt legit item will be front camera than the marriage with skype will be final. everything is minor and not needed.

  • On_Droids

    Wow…So much emotion is drawn by the awesome let down of the Droid 2 ho hum specs (not to mention motoblur…yikes). OH well. I'm still under contract. Now, any news when Droid 3 comes out?

  • Teh Flower

    Uhh guys… Everyone complaining about ONLY 750mhz is falling victim to the stupidity that is the numbers game. There is far more to processors than just the numbers. The rumor is that this phone has an OMAP3630, vs the OMAP3430 in our current Droids.


    There's a comparison of the power. Not only is the STOCK Droid2's processor 200mhz faster, but the processor itself is more efficient (hello battery, hello less heat, hello overclocking potential) and it's just stronger all around. Graphically, it's about 80% faster than our current Droids.

    Trust me, if the Droid2 IS packing the new OMAP3630, it is a major improvement over our current Droids. Not only that, it comes with 8gb internal, another major improvement. And the new keyboard looks tons better as well!

    • Teh Flower

      Think about it guys. What would you rather have, the 2ghz Pentiums from oh so many years ago, or the new 1.3ghz Core2Solo's of today?

      If anyone says they'd go for the Pentiums, they are in for a rude awakening.

      • Qwkartist2000

        im all about crazy power too but i need battery life as well so if its not 1ghz and performs better i could be down with that

      • Thats not really a great comparison to be honest as when the first core duo chips came out in some cases the single core cpu performed better and then theyre was the core 2 duo then we have today the i7 which is different again. So IF you want to compare the best pentiums/xenon at that time to the very first core duo then well we would have to sit on the bench. Your also forgetting the apps as far as I know unless the devs have programmed them to utilize both cores then well…It took its time to adapt on the pc market never mind a mobile phone market.

    • Jai Taigas

      In my opinion, internal storage is over rated. I don't see the big deal behind it. I love the ability to swap out sd cards for storage. You can have as many cards as you want and not have to worry about it. Filled up your 8 gig sd card? No worries buy a new one. Especially with Froyo's ability to install apps onto the sd card, the idea of internal storage is obsolete in my opinion. Though Obsolete is probably a bit too harsh.
      As for the 80% increase in speed, I”ll hold my tongue on that but say to be careful with the usage of percentages as a measure of increase.
      For example, I could say that Johnson company increased it's sales by 80% Wow, sounds great. But what I didn't tell you is that their previous sales was $1 so increased by 80% is an increase of $0.80 which isn't that much once you see the numbers. My point is, a new cell phone is expensive. I want to make sure I'm getting something that's damn impressive for the money I'm going to shell out. And not get version 1.5 of a cell phone. Honestly, from what I have seen, This is more like Motorola Droid 1.5 instead of 2.
      Besides, on a final note. My battery lastes me the day anyways. And I run Bugless Rom v.0.1 overclocked to 800 with the Red Rum Theme. I'm a heavy phone user in my opinion. I dont' know how much longer I'd need my batter to last outside of the day I'm out of the house at work and back. when I'm home, I can charge it when I need to. So, as I see it, the new Droid isn't really that big of a hoot for me to want to shell out cash for. At least not as a new phone.

      • Teh Flower

        Except we already know the realworld graphical capabilities of the OMAP3430 in the Droid because… we all own one… So an 80% graphical power improvement over that, while giving off less heat and consuming less power thanks to its 45nm manufacturing process…

        Those are major improvements.

        Your battery lasts a day @ 800mhz. Maybe now it will last a day at 1.6ghz. Battery life improvements are always welcome in my book. It just gives me more options.

        And why is everyone acting like this thing won't be rooted and overclocked within a couple weeks haha. Most Droid users cap out their overclocking between 1-1.25 ghz. I would bet this processor goes higher for us. Meaning even MORE power.

        • Jai Taigas

          Here's my view point. As I've said in other posts. A new cell phone is expensive. It's not just the cost of the phone itself, if it's the 99, 199, or full price you pay for your phone when it's released. It also includes the monthly costs of your contract as well. You are literally thousands of dollars for a phone. Let's use my plan for example. I pay 88 bucks a month. at 12 months that breaks 1000 dollars. Plus the phone cost of the droid. The real cost of that phone is going to be 1199 dollars within one year. After two years I will have paid 2199 dollars roughly for that phone and it's use. That is the total cost of the phone.
          Now I want to ask you, are you actually willing to pay over 2000 dollars total just for an extra 200 hrz of power and a longer battery, when the one you already have should last you the day as is. Let's ignore the percentages because honestly, they are a false representation of what the numbers actually are, they are an estimation. Percentages are never concrete, as an accountant, I have learned to never fully trust them.
          Personally, I am not willing to spend 2k of total cost on a new phone that is only a minor improvement over it's predecessor. Especially when I already have the first Gen Droid that does exactly what I want with about 700 dollars of cost already sunk into it. It's just not financially smart to trade up to something that's just a minor improvement in areas you will hardly notice.

          • Hmm i really dont think you are factoring in thing such as Minutes which for me lets say £10 and at 10p per minute thats 100 miutes. Then what 5-10p per text? So adding in again if your contract is anything like mine.
            700 minutes (more than £30's worth of top ups) and unlimited texts (more than again) and 1gb download…The lets add the price of the phone so what £300-400? (British sterling pounds) Spread that over 18 months and lets say you have a 18 month contract :@ £35 ppm= £630's well lets minus the 300-400 for the phone price and then the rest would be the minutes and texts etc… Well I say fair deal! Hell i spend more a year on my house phone!

            Really if your contract is crap learn to haggle with your provider espcially when they phone YOU up!

          • Jai Taigas

            First and foremost, I never complained about my contract so I have no idea where you are getting that from. I am perfectly happy with it.
            Secondly, the minutes you pay for don't matter. It's the difference of the total cost that matters, and that is where you need to follow the line. If you are paying 50 bucks for 700 minutes or 800 minutes. You are still paying 50 bucks. That fact does not change.
            Also, the cost of the phone itself isn't spread over a set amount of months, unless your phone company has some kick ass deal mine doesn't. Or you purchased it with a credit card I dunno. Generally you paid for it upfront at once. So the cost of your phone won't be spread out over the months. It's going to be a one lump sum normally. Mind you, the credit card aspect is another story. You are still going into debt for that phone in one purchase. So the cost is still going to be accrued all at once.
            By the end of the year, ignoring how many minutes I have, I am still going to pay the 1000 dollars for my phone. That does not change, me having 450 minutes a month or 5600 minutes a month won't change the fact that I plan to spend 1000 dollars this year on my phone. Again, total cost is what is important here, not spreading the cost out.
            So the real question is, are you willing to spend a total cost of some bits of money for an new phone like the droid 2? Personally, I am not. When I look at the total cost, am I willing to start over again, get another phone, more sunk cost into that new phone. You might find it to be a great deal. Each person has their own view points and preference on how they spend their cash. For me? A slightly higher powered processor with more battery life isn't worth it.
            Besides, there's nothing I do on my phone that requires me to have more then a cpu of 600 to 700. My o/s runs smooth, suring the net and reading the news, including flash is perfectly fine. running games and movies have no problems. Why would I want or need anything more?
            BUT if I do pay for more, am i going to pay for 200 more with a better battery? Or am I going to pay for 500 more and break the 1 gig market. In your own words, if that one at only 700 has that much great potential, how much more potential would a 1 gig processor have?

          • Jai Taigas

            eh, after re-reading my statement, I'm unsure if i said what i ment to say. Regardless. Let's just agree to disagree and agree we both love the Motorola Droid :p I'm way to lazy to constantly scroll back down these lists to find this and type more :p

            p.s. i love my droid :p

          • Jasona_2011

            dude i get wat your saying i just dont see where u are getting all the extra money from? cause i mean ur talkin bout 1000 dollars for a phone but the new droid since its supposed to be just update of the original droid should only cost maybe 150? 200? i fail to see how this leads to 1000 big ones. r u including the some of the phone bill? cause u probably shouldnt n sry if that sounded mean im just voicing my opinion and another thing r u just talkin about buying the phone alone? or with a new plan?

          • Jasona_2011

            yes i know its been a month but my phone plan is ending in august this year and depending on which company is cheaper decides which phone i get either iphone 4 or the new droid possibly coming out n im new to the site

          • kgb

            No matter what phone you sign up for service, they are going to charge you monthly service fees. Even if it isn't a new phone. That isn't a cost of the device. Most people already have a phone bill, this doesn't go away by not buying a new phone. Only if the bill goes up does the issue you are discussing here really come into play, and then it would only be the difference between the original plan and the new one.

        • david


      • to actually use the apps2sd, realistically you would have to go buy atleast a class 5 card. most likely you would want to go with the class 6 cards…have you seen how much a 32GB MicroSDHC Class 6 goes for? I'd rather keep the apps internal and the rest external.

    • I like the point you made its a smaller chip so we should see less power consumption so longer battery etc. Also it was what 1.6? rather than latest being 2.2? Maybe i miss heard, Though 2,2 gives a boost and from 1.6 to 2.2 would the boost not be more significant?
      Also again on the smaller chip point 45 from 65 was it? Less heat and less power so OC it more and still use less power and yet have a more powerful chip no? IF and a big IF comes with the newer then I'd say it probably is more a substantial upgrade.

      The loss of the HDMI and better camera is hurtful but well for me personally I will be upgrading from my G1 (god bless it) to something newer so a upgrade it is for me to say the least.

    • david

      ya the keyboard is still the same

  • aczm1988

    WOW this is gonna be sooooo lame lol. 750Mhz processor? NO TY lol. Also even if it had a 500Mhz processor as soon as i saw moto blur i automatically didnt want it. I dont care if you can turn it off or whatever i dont want it on my phone lol. Ill stick to the first droid till something more pleasing comes out.

    • Qwkartist2000

      i hear u can turn it off but if we could find a way to unistall ourselves that would be awesome

  • Im sorry droid lifers but this sucks. .. the only good thing is the internal memory, motoblur, and wifi tether other than that I think ill stick to my droid original

  • Jsebeny1980

    i think ill wait until the Droid with a 2GHz processor is out 😀

    • Doolidg

      I'm with you on that one

  • snafu009

    Kill the Motoblur; kill it fast, kill it dead! Other than that I actually like what I see 🙂

  • So everyone is aware. BB v0.1 2.2 is in ROM manager now. I'm loving it, having no problems as of yet.

  • So everyone is aware. BB v0.1 2.2 is in ROM manager now. I'm loving it, having no problems as of yet.

  • Shaden79

    i am sorry but i am i the only one who thinks the droid 2 looks uglier than sin and has now real improvements over the first one other than that you will be stuck longer on out dated software due to motoblur?

  • Shaden79

    i am sorry but i am i the only one who thinks the droid 2 looks uglier than sin and has now real improvements over the first one other than that you will be stuck longer on out dated software due to motoblur?

    • aczm1988


    • EC8CH


      That is the real problem with Motorblur. Even if it can be disabled, it is still sure to slow down the release of of software updates. It's confusing why they would change a “Google experience” device to Motorblur. Save Motorblur for your lower end phone next time please.

  • Not worth switching from my beloved DROID! I just got a new one after this weekend. My 2 yr old decided that it was dirty and needed to be cleaned up in the kitchen sink. God bless insurance.

  • I am going to wait till the end of the year.

  • EC8CH

    It thought only “Google Experience” phones with vanilla android could use the “with Google” branding?

  • Javikid

    I'm glad I got the Incredible 🙂

  • Thepaintpirate

    Out of all of that, the only thing that I liked was the back of the phone. Dont like the looks, keyboard, motoblur, internals or anything. I'd call it a Droid 1.5

    • dylan84

      Actually “Droid 1.5” is a damn good way of describing the phone. It only feels like a slight upgrade of the original Droid…and is definitely not enough to make me want to buy it. I'll stick with my Droid.

  • Ummm, what's the point? That's barely an upgrade, and it looks almost identical. And the dpad is still on the right, would have loved for it to have been moved to the left side. I'll definitely be passing on this one. That 2ghz super moto phone that was mentioned may be getting my money at the end of the year though 😉

  • KWall87

    I lov the new look to it but i dont think i can jump ship to it, plus Verison makes it impossible to bcuz of the lack of no upgrading early lol…. But i am upset there is no HDMI port. Again im i lov wit my droid n i havent even rooted it yet lol…. yea im scared no shame lol

    • DaveIsAwesome

      Verizon does allow for an early upgrade after one year. You just have to be paying 39.99 or more (not including features such as data) so basically no secondaries on a family plan.

  • Ignitros

    I'm not impressed with it. Maybe with a 4.1″ or 4.3″ screen, 1GHZ processor I would make the jump but with the same size screen, 700MHZ processor and a “new” version of Moto Blur? I think I'll wait for the end of the year to see what new comes along.

  • Adamania

    Meh. I think the softkeys at the bottom would drive me crazy. I'm so used to my setup now that I would habitually hit the menu key thinking it was the back key. Idk, I don't think it's worth the early upgrade imo. Nothing my rooted droid won't do.

  • EC8CH

    Hey Moto… if you're thinking of putting MotoBlur on that 2 GHz phone of yours…. STOP IT.

  • Youngcity25

    This is just a late updated version of the original Droid that i'm sure Verizon will put on shelves to replace the current Droid to sell. Definitely not the “next generation” Droid.

    • bothee

      Yeah I agree. In a way I'm happy this is the “next” Droid… simply because I couldn't afford a new smartphone right now and now I won't feel bad 🙂 But c'mon, motoblur? Even if it's less intrusive, it's still motoblur. If they wanted all the original Droid owners to upgrade they would need to do a lot better than this.

      • Youngcity25

        yea, i've only had my Droid for 2-3months now. And wouldn't mind if the next big Motorola Phon doesnt come out in another year or so! Considering that i'm stuck with the Droid 1 for another 18 months lol

      • TotesMcGoats

        I dont think this is for original Droid owners to upgrade. They said they were selling these like hotcakes so Im sure they are still getting tons of new users. Dangit, and they will have 750Mhz and not my measly 550. Lucky. And no I dont want to root. ;P

  • cduce2411

    I love my Droid 1, so I am going to pass on this one. Hopefully the Extreme is good.

  • EC8CH

    This makes me a sad panda 🙁

  • Jt

    I can upgrade my phone next week so should I even wait to get the droid two? Or just get the first droid

    • Droid 1 for sure…
      This phone is looking pretty disappointing…
      Thats only my opinion though 🙂

    • I would wait and see in all honesty.

    • Jen

      I would wait. No harm in testing out the new equipment. Plus it does have some slight upgrades. The keyboard will hopefully be a HUGE difference since that is my only complaint about my Droid (1).

  • They must have decided to make this a budget phone so they can sell a buttload of them. Capitalize on the brand strength and what not.

  • Mike

    And this is why I voted for the Droid Shadow/Extreme/X in the poll; though this constitutes an upgrade technically, it entices me none whatsoever in putting my Droid1 in the drawer for this.

  • Javikid

    I'm glad I got the Incredible

  • Patrick

    I'm still a little unsure about the whole running Motoblur part, but I like the rest of it. Can't wait for this phone to finally be released so I can get it!

  • Uhhh noo thanks

  • Rachel

    I honestly dont think this will be what we will be seeing as the Droid 2…Motorola will really put everything they have into the Droid 2 because of how well the Droid did.I see the Droid 2 having a ton of bells and whistles that will make the Droid 1 unable to keep up…Least thats what Im hoping…If not Im sticking with my baby!
    Also Im wondering the same Im sure alot of you are…Will us Droid users be able to swap out our Droids for the Droid 2 with maybe a very very small fee….

    • Jamerson90

      it looks too much like the droid1 to not be the droid2. remember the Razr days? Moto's redesigns were almost identical

  • Frederick

    This is only a 1 year refresh people. I'm pretty sure Motorola didn't design this phone with the intention of Droid 1 owners trading in. They simply retweaked the phone to help keep it fresh until the next major update.

    In the automotive industry this would be called a mid cycle enhancement. MCEs aren't intended to get existing buyers back in the showrooms. They're intended to help keep the product attractive and competitive against newer models. It's the complete redesigns that are meant to attract even the existing owners.

    • Scho_74

      but cars are redesigned every 4-5 years…that's suicide in the cell phone industry

      • Jamerson90

        and this phone was redesigned in 7 months, and will be released before the 12 month mark. I'm guessing the next Moto droid will be the one to try and get us to trade in

      • Jenn

        Ha! Yeah, tell that to Palm….or should I say HP now? 🙂

    • xyzlene

      mid cycle replacement. i smell apple copycat. remember 3g to 3gs…………. history repeats itself. sticking to the original.


      • kgb

        Yeah. Apple was the first to do that. Ever. [/s]

    • Kaz

      I was on the fence about getting my wife a Droid because of the keyboard. this new keyboard would probably be enough to make me pull the trigger (I have the Eris, which I like, but she needs a physical keyboard).

      • zMaestr0

        I agree. D1 has an awful, smooth keyboard which I rely on over virtual. I'm much faster with my Env3 keyboard. Looks like I'll finally pull the trigger on D2.

    • It's funny that when we thought the Droid 2 was coming so early, many flipped out, myself included. Why are Verizon and Motorola rushing to replace the first Droid? The earliest adopters haven't had it for more than a few months, and people are still buying this phone. It's still being advertised. It still has nice specs, a gorgeous screen, and the 2.2. update is coming, which will make it faster. Wtf, Motorola!

      Now that it's just a refresh to keep people interested in buying and not a replacement or the next step up, we're disappointed.

      They can't win.

      Androiders are too excited for hardware. We need to calm down.

    • david

      bt the droid is still a nice phone device

  • BeeJay

    A little disappointed. I was hoping for at least a 1gz. Guess i'll wait for 'scorpion?'

  • dannyyang524

    Droid 1 > Droid 2 Why? Droid 2 has Motorblur….

  • Jai Taigas

    My issue is with the Motoblur. I don't want it. I have no desire to use it. It's why i love my Motorola Droid. There's no blur, there's no add on's tacked on from manufacturing. It's just the Android O/S that's all I want on my droid. If there's anything else I want on it, I'll find the app or Rom for it. That's the point of an open source O/S. It's one of the big reasons I refuse to get the incredibles and the others. dislike those “social network” ports they slap on there. I only use facebook and that's rare nowadays. Bah!

  • TotesMcGoats

    Hey Kellex how are you scoring these exclusives and youve not been up that long like the other major blogs? This is pretty effing awesome! DROIDLIFE, 4 LIFE, baby!

  • Droid 2 looks gay and sucks. Droid 1 for life.

  • Speckit1994

    it almost looks like they tried to fix some stuff from the droid one, i don't think its going to be able to compete with some of the new smartphones coming out, its kinda a disappointment if i say so myself

  • josh121779

    this is supposed to be THE droid….. shouldn't this still be the phone to beat (at least for a month or two)? the specs aren't impressive. the competition will be at dual cores and this phone will have a single @ 750mhz. also, 2.1… really?? this is kinda sad, actually!!

  • rdunseith

    This is wrong. Droid 2 only has 3 soft buttons. I update with a link in a few.

  • Don't like that the hot keys were switched around. I like my back key on the far left. I'm not terribly impreressed by the specs either. Guess I'm waiting for droid 3

  • Qwkartist2000

    can u get the boot for us kellex?

  • somethings wrong here arent the stats for the Droid Xtreme better than the Droid 2? I like the look but the camera? processor? so confused at the moment. The Xtreme has an 8 mp camera and 4.3 inch screen yet the successor to the original Droid doesnt have either. im not sure about the processor for the Xtreme but if someone has the rest of the info please inform me.

  • Youngcity25

    I will not be buying. Droid 2 is living up to what I thought it would be if this is the case. Hopefully one of the other Android phones with HDMI port, front camera, and fast processor will have a slide out keyboard (that'll be what i'll call the Droid 2).

  • Fawzi94

    This is awful….750 mhz??? WTF????? I can imagine how fast it will be once rooted and overclocked, but I expected the Droid 2 to be a beast with a 1.5 ghz processor, vanilla android, and 512 ram with a front facing camera. This is a big let down, and the chin is even uglier than the original's.

  • Marty Mar

    Wow that sucks, i think ill pass

  • Step Lewis

    What's the purpose of this release? I mean really and as far as the DPAD i use mine DAILY… i love THE KEYBOARD.. i never understood what the pissing and moaning was about… well they can keep this one and unless they release one with a bigger screen or a directional cursor I see no reason to even look at this again… this is really much ado about nothing.. color me underwelmed.. that keyboard is a joke… take away the dpad to give me a bigger shift and alt key really? I'm having a bad week.. this didn't help at all.. looks like me and Droid 1 will have a very long relationship.

  • Honestly I can't imagine myself getting this. I really can't even understanding why any one hfere would. The reason I say it is because its not faster than the extremely and supposedly has motoblur. Eff that. I will just stick with my Droid and wait for the 2ghz Motorola phone if that's indeed coming to Verizon.

  • BA_Carroll

    Actually I am kind of disappointed. Motoblur, only 750mhz on the OMAP processor, same 5MP camera, 3.7″ screen. Wifi doesn't matter I'm rooted and neither does HDMI. But with all the competition bringing their “A” game motorola feels like it brought there “B” game. Very disappointed!

  • I am SO SORRY to say that I don't think this phone adds up to what I was hoping for. Only 750MHz processor and NO front facing camera??? All big smartphones should have a front-facing camera now. You CANNOT come out with something that has less specs than the new iphone that's coming out and expect to do well in the market. I absolutely LOVE my Droid 1. Looks like I'm sticking with it since motorola isn't coming out with anything worth leaving it for. Let's hope that the Xtreme is going to live up to it's name. If there is no > or = 1GHz processor or front-facing camera, then it will definitely not. P.S. Motorola REALLY just needs to give up on the MotoBlur. Whenever I hear that, I automatically write the phone off as something I would NEVER buy. Please come up with something better or just stick to plain vanilla Android UI.

  • Debrihmi

    My reaction is the same as those in this thread. Can't say I'm all that impressed with the specs now that everything else is running past the 1Ghz barrier – Motoblur?.. Verizon, are you serious? I guess I'll wait for Verizon's equivalent of the Evo..

  • TotesMcGoates

    Wow, VERY underwhelming. Hopefully its just a DROIIID refresh and not the official Droid 2.

  • Yeah, I have to say I'm underwhelmed. I was expecting a stronger internal update to compete with HTC. Not to mention that I would have chosen Motorola over HTC simply because of the presence of software between me and Android… Meh.

    • Jamerson90

      dont forget. Moto uses TI Omap processors. The latest omap is faster than the snapdragons even when clocked at that speed. Its not clock speed, its how powerful the actual processor is

      • As you stated Even if the clock speed is slower its down to efficiency not just speed.

      • I hadn't considered that, I'll have to do some research, maybe Kellex could help with that. But even at that you have to admit it's a let down. Looking at the Uber Droid that was hinted at… lol. Fingers crossed.

        • Jamerson90

          I'm not even worrying about that one bit. If it comes it comes. I've got my droid for a year and half longer now

      • eric

        Ummm what are u talking about. A 1GHZ processor is faster then a 750MHZ no matter who makes it. Thats like saying a 300hp engine from ford is faster then a 500hp from chevy. What a idiot u are

        • Jamerson90

          Actually no. My desktop has an intel single core 3.25Ghz processor, but my laptop has a AMD dual core 1.95Ghz processor. Guess which one is faster? My AMD. It's in the structure of the processor, not the clock speed. Do more research please

          • I think the video i believe is called megahertz myth would be good for eric to watch 🙂 Tis pretty old now but hey!

          • Jamerson90

            You talking about this Steve Jobs keynote? http://bit.ly/dPLw4

          • eric

            the megahertz myth is stupid and way outdated. if everything is the same (cache, pipeline, freq) then the higher number processor is going to win in the end but if you beef everything else up to compensate for the lack of Hz then yeah you can beat the big processor. its like a car again if you put a 500hp engine in a 3 ton car and 300hp in a 1 ton car of course the 300hp car is gonna win. this isn't hard to figure out. So again i win. You people are so stupid!

          • TruthInTrolling

            Earlier you claimed to be a programmer. For one, people who know what they're talking about tend not to type like they're a 13 year old girl sending a text message. Maybe you wrote some crappy flash program once, or took some class in high school… but you aren't a programmer, kid. And you certainly don't know the first thing about hardware, which is actually separate from software, which is what your so-called programming experience would be with.

          • Eric

            LOL i am not kid. please define 13 yr old girl typing. and your such a tuff talker and know it all online lets see how tuff you are in person little man!

          • eric

            Umm are u stupid that cuz its dual core! remove the dual core and the 3.25 would destory the 1.95 get a fing clue. I'm a programmer. What the hell do u think the numbers mean! Overclocking is a completely different situation. The overclocked droid will not be able to maintain its speed for a longer period of time then the N1 cuz your slowly burning up the chip.

          • Jamerson90

            Just watch the video Martin suggested please. I understand that is because of dual core, but understand that it comes down to processor structure before clock speed. Yes, clock speed plays a role, and I understand that. But in that video it lays out exactly why structure is important. Being a programmer is great, but you deal with software side more than hardware.

          • eric

            i have seen it a long time ago and if u read and understand my analogy below you would understand my point. btw its funny how apple made that statement back then and then not to long after they switched over to intel chips. So what else does that tell you.

          • DURRRRR

            You are the stupidest person I have seen in the last 2 hours. Congratulations.

  • domnisoara

    Does anyone else think the new boot animation is super creepy? I thought Droid 1's was freaky enough…

  • Scho_74

    motoblur???? WTF?!?!

  • I think I'll stick with my droid 1 for now….until next time 😉

  • StephanC

    Why the hell isn't there a 1GHz processor? !?

  • Silksmooth12

    These specs are barely even an upgrade. If I was to even think of upgrading from my Droid I would have to have:

    2.2 or higher preinstalled
    1ghz or faster
    512 RAM or more
    HDMI out
    front facing camera

    Whatever the CEO was talking about with the 2ghz processor, that sparked my interest. This Droid 2 is barely even more powerful than the one in my pocket right now.

    • TotesMcGoats

      Thats why I really dont think it will be the *official Droid 2. I think it will be renamed something or just replace the old Droids. Only thing is that Motoblur. If it doesnt have it I think my assumption is correct.

      • I thought the requirement for the “with google” stamp was “no manufacturer crap allowed on the device.” I think motoblur counts as manufacturer crap, and i'm sure i saw a “with google” logo on the back of that device.

        • twigs45

          Nah. My incredible has HTC Sense and it says “With GOOGLE” on the back. I'm assuming all android phones have the “With GOOGLE” tag on the back because the android os is a google product.

          • Lukas

            Milestone doesn't sport any google logos

        • With Google means it meets all physical Android requirements (unlike random phones in China that slap Android on) *and* has all of Googles apps pre-installed.

          The Milestone doesn't have with Google because they took some stuff off. Sense phones do, depsite running a custom UI.

    • linkinprk411

      sooooo you would want the new htc droid incredible lol minus the front cam.

    • miosis

      I am in total agreement with you. I love my Droid, but if and when I upgrade front-facing camera, 720p video recording rear, HDMI out, 1 ghz (dual-core or 2 ghz a plus), 512 meg / 1 gig RAM is a must.

      • sherylroycer

        at least

      • Face545353535

        Dual Core???? What??? A new OMAP with a newly better written 2.1 (known as 2.2 for you) will make the marketed 1ghz taiwanese junk HTC phones look lie they ride the short bus…to your house.

        • actually the droid x has a better TI omap processor. the droid 2 seems like they put it in the “shadow” of the droid x (like that?). but if it has a later release date than the x, there will be some nipping and tucking by motorola.

    • Face545353535

      You obviously know absolutely NOTHING about processors and have no idea what you are talking about.

    • Bensoncd

      My sentiments exactly. I will not give up my motodroid till the HDMI and front facing camera are available.

  • Ray

    No front facing camera no hdmi and motoblur why exactly would I buy this…how about I wait for the 2gb processor phones that were anounced

    • Jamerson90

      *2Ghz and lets not forget that TI OMAP processors are awesome, and thats exactly what Moto uses. It's not clock speed, its build quality

      • Ray

        You know what I meant I'm @ work damn. All I'm saying is this is no upgrade to me

        • Maybe things will change slightly ? Who knows…Possibly some other internal change in comparison to D1…Maybe…well hopefully blur will gtf!

  • Qwkartist2000

    im down to have that boot animation but on my droid 1

  • Waiting for the phones coming out in fall, unless, we get the new data thing as at&t then I will get the newest phone out before the data plan goes into affect

  • redbar0n11

    Now why do they have to go and move the touch buttons around like that??? And MOTOBLUR? Dubya tee eff? Ruining the whole Droid name there… Motoblur = GTFO! Blah…. Just Blah.

  • dominguez619

    Does not look as pleasing as I thought it would. Thought it was gonna be a beast of a phone but it's still nice

  • necroscopev

    Hmmm not overly impressed so far. Any one heard anything more about the rumors of paying to upgrade from Droid to Droid 2? I have a buddy of mine who works for verizon asking his district director when he comes in town next week about it.

    • I didn't think my overclocked Droid would be able to beat out a stock Droid2…
      I'm sad…. 🙁

      • necroscopev

        I agree, makes me sad inside. Now that 2ghz baby i could handle!

        • Until we will learn it has Motoblur 😛 lol

  • Adam

    As shallow as this may sound (and maybe its inclusion on the iPhone 4 has conjured up grand dreams of how I would use it), but no front-facing camera = no buy 🙁

    Still, GREAT keyboard update.

  • dylan84

    Motoblur automatically turns me off to it, I hate to say it. Other than that…looks great.

  • FIRST!!!!!!!!

    • StephanC

      Can we put an end to this?

      • Hey, I contributed to the article…
        I think the Droid2 sucks. That's my comment.
        I am also just stating that I am the first to comment on this
        massively “epic” post.

        I can see your frustration in seeing a lot of people doing this,
        and I'm not trying to turn this place into Youtube…
        But dude, I sit at a desk all day at a lousy job.
        I have nothing else to do. So I'm trying to enjoy the little things
        in life. Is that ok? If not, just let me know and I will stop…maybe 😛


        • Much better 🙂

        • timarnette

          You are Great. I like all of your posts. My phone is fixed. Thank you for your time last night.


          • Thanks man! Sorry we couldnt get you up and running faster. Your phone was being difficult 😛
            Glad you got it though!

          • timarnette

            All it was I had to unistall and reinstall ROM Manager. Now I have the NEW BB I Love BB

          • That makes sense….weird. Sometimes phones do the darndest things…
            Enjoy 😛
            Definitely keep your eye out for when Pete starts throwing on the themes for it 🙂
            I can't wait for the Nextheme!

          • timarnette

            Same here can't wait for Nextheme. What is your Baseband Version? Mine is c01.3EP

          • Mine is also the same…I havent updated…and dont think i will either…

      • kellex

        Its all in good fun Mr. Stephan. It better not be you that's flagging this either. 😛

        • Wow…real mature guys. I comment on this site more then I comment on my fiancées looks.
          You guys need to get a life 😛 A Droid-Life!!! haha

          • WOW…I think someone is just mad that HE wasn't first and sat there refreashing the page tryin to get it

          • And here's the thing…If they think it's “spam” then why are they commenting it and making it the biggest thread in the entire comment section?? If you ask me, that is just adding more “spam” to the post….
            Makes no sense……

          • StephanC

            Tim, I'm not the one flagging you. I'm even regretting posting my original comment. Sorry to hear about your boring job.

          • It's fine. Plus I can't complain too much.
            I get to hang on a computer all day and help people
            and chill on Droid Life all day. And pay my rent!!! lol
            Life is good 😛

          • StephanC

            I'm not mad. I've been first before, it's not that big a deal. Comments that are “Liked” get pushed to the top anyway.

        • StephanC

          No, it doesn't irritate me enough to flag it. In fact, I've never used that button since I signed up for Disqus. I wouldn't flag Tim-o-Tato.

          • Thanks man. It really is in good fun. Sorry.
            I'll cut back…I don't mind…

      • TotesMcGoats

        Agreed, this “First” crap is really not cool or allowed in any other blog.

    • Jamerson90

      I second that. please. the first crap is getting annoying

      • Mike


        • Illuminati

          So is that “agreed” crap. Especially when there's a Like button.

    • Think I'll stay with my Bad Azz Droid 1….but I'll take that Boot Animation if ya please.

      • Agreed. I like the creepy eye…
        Reminds me of Lord of the Rings…kinda lol

        • The Dark Lord will find you…lol

        • scrizzo

          One ring, er droid, to rule them all

          • And it sure as hell ain't gonna be the Droid2 LOL!
            I would rather spend my money on a HTC phone 😛

          • Or burn it…lol. I can't believe they went and done this. I was expecting ALOT more from this. I mean, the name DROID 2?? This must be aimed at the ones who didn't get the ORIGINAL Droid.

          • Chris Nimon

            1 droid to bring them all in the darkness and bind them (yeah so i like lotr so what)

          • Meg

            I literally had to LoL at this.