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Rumor: DROID 2 Hitting Stores on August 23rd?

Now that the Droid X has been announced and will launch on July 15th, it’s time to start up the Droid 2 release date wagon.  We’ve been under the impression for quite some time now that it will drop in August, but a specific date had yet to be pinpointed.  Well according to new reports, August 23rd could indeed be the day.

I’m a little hesitant to take the 23rd as that happens to be a Monday and would be really out of character for a phone release, but you never know.  Maybe we should really start looking at either the 19th or 26th?

In the mean time, feel free to check out our exclusive gallery of the Droid 2.

We’ve reached out to our sources to get confirmation.  Stay tuned…

Source: Android and Me

  • http://www.theandysan.com/j-hass-group-debt-settlement J Hass Group

    The weird thing is my wife's droid 1 also has raised keyboard buttons while mine are flat. Thank for sharing with us…

  • EdDroid

    I'm with you… the X has lotsa cool things that I'd love, but I just cannot – likely never will – fully trust a touch-only device. What happens if your screen stops responding to input? You're looking at a really shiny, high-priced paperweight. Droid 2, you are likely my next upgrade, unless something comes out that's even better. For now, I couldn't be happier with my old skool Droid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

    Will I get it? I would like this to come with 2.2

  • nkhex19

    Dang, looks like many Droid owners are going to the X. I will probably go with the Droid 2. I am one of the rare few that actually really like the physical keyboard and barely ever use the virtual keyboard. ( I do use swype from time to time). I really like the design of the Moto Droid and am looking forward to the upgrades of the Droid 2. The X is really sick don't get me wrong, its just all about personal preference. To each their own right? As long as we stick with Android phones! :)

    • EdDroid

      I'm with you… the X has lotsa cool things that I'd love, but I just cannot – likely never will – fully trust a touch-only device. What happens if your screen stops responding to input? You're looking at a really shiny, high-priced paperweight. Droid 2, you are likely my next upgrade, unless something comes out that's even better. For now, I couldn't be happier with my old skool Droid.

  • Dman27

    sooo I am torn between the Droid 2 and Droid X, I want the X to just have a keyboard…. what do I get, because I am big on having the keyboard but I am a little computer nerd at the same time… ughh

  • misscarmen

    the day
    before my 18th bday :)

    but im getting an x

  • http://twitter.com/jokeyrhyme Ron Waldon

    Any word on the GSM/Milestone version?

  • http://twitter.com/deadfrog82 Nicholas Olek

    Kellex, are you getting the droid 2? I never thought i would say this but, i am leaving the droid for the droid x not the droid 2, and i was wondering if you were going to support the x as the next device?

  • justme

    When can we expect the Droid 2 to be available in Europe?

    • http://www.facebook.com/martin.r.craig Martin Ross Craig

      +1

  • EC8CH

    Off Topic:

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

    • poeddroiduser

      Yes I have. Also seems like I have to hold it FOREVER to activate, I just added a Camera icon to one of my homepages.

    • Fawzi94

      YESS!!! and recently too

      • EC8CH

        Mine and my Coworker's just recently flaked off over the same weekend.

        • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

          Same here, It just happened recently too freaky :P

  • RealGame22

    This will take the place of the currant Droid when it's released. So….If you like the first droid, get it while you can now.

    • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

      that's why the stores have the buy one get one free deal for the first droid going now! haha

      • kellex

        It's true though. They are trying to get rid of stock.

        • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

          Oh I know! :)

        • droidaholic

          hey! i thought you might want to check out this Droid X Theme for Froyo users looks pretty nice:
          http://www.mediafire.com/?jkyj0mjozz2

  • dmzxls

    If a Droid 2 were to hit a store, the store would most likely disintegrate.

    • Michael_NM

      Haha! You literally took the words right off my keyboard!!!

    • leniamonio

      Updates with the benchmarks shows the increase of CPU jobs with the Droid 2 than with its predecessor. Droid II Matchups

      • WhereIsTony

        That article may have e info. my understanding is the 2 does not have HDMI.

  • The_Other_Ray

    I noticed that the keyboard buttons are raised. The weird thing is my wife's droid 1 also has raised keyboard buttons while mine are flat. Keyboard typing is a lot easier on her phone than on mine (but with swype it doesn't matter anymore) but not sure why our phones are different like that.

    • CompCrash

      It is a rare manufacturing defect to have raised keys. She should be glad to have them.

      • jo

        haha. so you can't even call it a defect :D

        • CompCrash

          It is a defect but I think it is the only one that is actually wanted

    • EC8CH

      I think they start to stick out more when the phone gets cold…

      • Chris Nimon

        Oh thats good. i wouldve thought the same thing if it wasnt 95 degrees out.

    • misscarmen

      hey ray,

      When i got a launch droid it had the bubbly raised keys like you mean

      and then i had to get a replacement and mine were just flat as can be.

      My understanding from androidforums.com is the fact that motorola apparently made 2 types of keyboards for the phone

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      The buttons get raised when you type on them a lot, not to mention the phone heating up while in use. {{-_-}}

    • bob

      I think some earlier models have this raised keys….

  • CompCrash

    Is there a reason that all phones have to have a different button order or do they just want to mess with us?

    • Tom

      there are 3 keyboard types… most are qwerty…

      • EC8CH

        facepalm

    • EC8CH

      If they told us the reason, our brains would liquefy and our heads would explode.

    • The_Other_Ray

      I don't understand it either. Especially when it happens on phones that are made by the same manufacturer.

      I think they use the eenie-meenie-mynie-moe method.

      • CompCrash

        I think every time I try to get the menu opened I hit the home now.

  • http://twitter.com/ColourMiiWorld Sakina Solomon

    We shall see only time will tell!

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    I'll have my Droid X by then… ;)

    • EC8CH

      Wonder if anyone will have their Incredibles by then?

      • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

        haha

  • cduce2411

    So far, the X is more appealing. I would take this over the X only if I absolutely needed the physical keyboard.

  • jo

    maybe you want to update the specs in the “exclusive gallery …” article to represent what we know now -> omap 3630-1000 …

  • Fawzi94

    THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

    • EC8CH

      BIRTHDAYCAKEICECREAM!

      • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

        I think you meant BIRTHDAYCAKEFROYO!

  • Chris Nimon

    I like the looks if this almost as much as my phone.

  • root4life

    ah and fyi for anyone who reads the kindle app for android is out

  • root4life

    sweet jesus

  • Muddy Boots

    Ferst