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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

Gallery:

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?

    COME ON GUYS! BOGUS!

  • 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?

    COME ON GUYS! BOGUS!

    • 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

  • http://www.amazingcrap.com Dave

    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.

    Tc

    • 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.