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Rumor: Special Edition R2-D2 DROID 2 in the Works? August 12th a Possibility?

We thought the news we broke this morning that the Droid 2 will likely have Android 2.2 at launch was big, but after you check out the photo above, your mind will be blown.  Rumor has it that Verizon plans to launch a special edition R2-D2 version of the D2 along side the stock version.  We have no idea how many they’ll have or when they’ll be available, but this is pretty fun news to say the least.

There is also a good chance that August 12th will be the launch day.

Source:  Engadget

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Tantoine

    Goodnes gracious me!! – yes r2 d2 rules, 3po was always his b$!ch

  • Fbolin

    They will postpone it like they have always done with their products

  • Fbolin

    They will postpone it like they have always done with their products

  • KaiFire

    That makes sense cause the Star Wars Celebration is that day
    http://www.starwarscelebration.com/

  • Rogue5

    I was wondering when they would be doing something like this, its probably come preloaded with r2d2 sound effects.

  • DYANCEY11

    DON'T BELIEVE ANY RUMORS FROM THIS SITE THEY ARE NEVER TRUE.

  • dizzy

    I threw this together a while back. http://i32.tinypic.com/24ee0rp.png

    Also, I use a R2 chirp as my txt tone

  • http://twitter.com/ajax407 A.J. Catulo

    August 12th is also the opening day of Celebration V, the largest official Star Wars convention. Coincidence? hmmm?

    • Chris Jones

      lol :)

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

    Locked bootloader. R2D2 in chains. {{-_-}}

    • nkhex19

      Lol, +1

  • Esper

    i bet its that silver one we all saw in the summer/fall line up….. with a blue keyboard………. this is gonna get millions of star wars fans to freak out and blow iphones out the water in sales

  • jedijesus95

    If they are already paying George Lucas they might as licensee some more stuff.

  • brandonmee

    surprised that one of the developers haven't released a star wars theme for the original droid.

  • Ghostrigger

    Now The Don't Panic from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy would be the edition i would run after

    • ghostrigger

      i guess that would be version 4.2 when its released

  • http://twitter.com/mwaychoff Matt

    I definitely wouldn't trade in my x even to get froyo earlier if that's the case, but this does look like a nice step up from the droid1, I'm definitely happy to have the X though.

  • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

    Soooo does this mean they aren't making one with the Droid-Life/Rule the Air logo on it? Cause that's something I'd buy out of contract.

  • Jedi_Gunslinger

    I was just wondering……I've been waiting to root for about a week now mainly because my internet connection been having problems And isn't too reliable at the moment, BUT if I take my laptop to a friends house can I d/l wat I need there and then do the process when I get home or do I need be connected while doing it?? If I can do it this way, is there any specific order I need to d/l anything for later use or just as long as they're used in the right order is all that matters…? Thanks in advance

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      You can totally do that.

      Get the SBF file.
      Get the correct Motorola Drivers.
      Get RSD Lite.
      Get the custom ROM.

      Annnnnd, done :-)

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        Sweet, now if only this storm would pass… as far as ROMs go, have u checked out the new release out today or u recommend starting with sapphire…?

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Umm, honestly I would just throw on any rooted rom. Then upgrade to Jrummy or Bugless :)
          That's the way to go :-P

          • Jedi_Gunslinger

            I ran into another snafu, I can't figure out what size drivers to install. I checked where it said o look (control panel>system) and it gives me every other imaginable bit (no pun) of info except that (unless I'm staring blindly at it)…So was wondering if there is another way of finding out?? If I were to proceed with wrong one, what kind if problems might I incur, would it be disastrous or would I just have to start over with the other size??

          • MuddyB00ts

            do you mean like 32 or 64 bit drivers? You can find that (if you have a pc) by opening up my computer, then right click anywhere on the white space inside the folder and go to properties. It oughta tell you there…
            Just as a rule of thumb though if it doesn't, most users nowadays have a 32 bit system with windows 7 being the exception. A lot of the newer machines are running a 64 bit windows 7.

            In short, if it doesn't say in the properties, it's 32. if it's 64, it'll say. Good luck, hope it helps. :)

          • Jedi_Gunslinger

            Its a laptop running windows XP home edition…any help from that?? Any ideas wat would happen if installed wrong drivers, would it do any damage or would it just not work and I'd have to try other size (how would I know if UT was wrong?)

          • MuddyB00ts

            yeah, XP was pre 64 bit days. The bits aren't anything to do with the size of the file. It's basically the amount of info the OS can process at a time. So you DEFINITELY want the 32-bit driver. No doubt about it. My guess is if you did it wrong it would just not work, no “efuse” blowing up your phone.

            ps. I know that efuse thing is bullcrap, I was just playin :P Good luck and happy rooting, you'll be glad you did.

          • Jedi_Gunslinger

            Yeah I feel ya on da fuse and I appreciate ur help, will give it a go later on this evening…thanks

  • El El Kool J

    I hope this doesnt get all those Buck Rogers fans upset..lol.. (bdbd) poor twiggy..hehe :P

  • nkhex19

    This is awesome! Kellex, you must get your hands on one of these and post it!

  • Ruddy

    maybe a droid-vader…*breathing mask sound*..”droid-walker…i am your father!!”
    droid-walker..”nooooooo this can't be!”

    ahah oh man i can imagine it..
    lol here are some others ahah
    clone-droid-wars..
    uhmm droidbaka…lol or chu-droid-baka
    sith-droid-lords…
    uhmm..jedi-droids..
    lol ok i can think of more but dont wanna post them

    • Ruddy

      ohh one more..
      droid-saber :D

  • Jmar1183

    It'll probably be a white droid with blue and red accents with a custom sound pack and wall papers, maybe a font or two.

  • http://twitter.com/jkroberts0 Jason Roberts

    Aw man, just when I thought the “Droids you're looking for” jokes were starting to die down. Thanks a lot, Red and Moto!

    Seriously though, that's awesome. LucusFilm Ltd. should see a fat check from the added licensing.

  • http://twitter.com/Whiteshadow443 Zach White

    This is pure awesome-sauce!!!!

  • WhereIsTony

    I doubt they will release this the 12th, to many X early adopters would return and exchange.

    • uncle paul

      Why downgrade?

  • Chris Jones

    Adding a little fuel to the rumor: August 12 is also the first day of Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando.

    • kellex

      Now that is a tip. Nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Wesley/1087710065 Matt Wesley

    R2-D2???…..2-2…… 22…… August 22nd is there a coincidence??? Maybe maybe not that's now my guess though!!!! Let the predictions begin

  • HalfMoon

    Does it come in a Happy Meal box with an “action figure” too? :

    • Timoh

      No, happy meals are being banned. Parents are forced to buy them for their kids! Don't want the droid associated with that.

      /sarcasm

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        Happy meals would be out, if u remember correctly Mr Lucas prefers Burger King for his toys… ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/shells_guy Spencer

    I cant keep up with these DROIDS…. I havent even gotten my DX yet and there is 2 NEW DROIDS on the way….. urg and of course I'm gunna want every1…

  • mo

    i had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't april first….

  • Craig

    Don't move along… These ARE the droids you're looking for.

  • Dan

    It's a trap.

  • Brandontosch

    But… it's going to be locked down the like the X… But… it's freakin R2D2!!! Damn you marketing people!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/26CNQJJQ5TGBQU4BI6ZTCV5RMY Chris

    They are paying for the use of the word Droid…why the hell not? ;)

  • Vanhicksjr

    I must have this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002774924 Graham Green

    The first thing I did to customize my Droid 1 was to add R2-D2 sounds as email, text alerts etc. After all a droid should sound like a droid.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Genius :) I'm doing that now lol

    • Chris Nimon

      I did the same thing but all i could find back then were long series of beeps. Did you find a good place to get the sounds?

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato
        • Michael_NM

          I wonder if Steve Jobs has “Look, sir, droids!” on his iPhon't.

        • Chris Nimon

          ha ha ha G Spot lol

          • Michael_NM

            Shouldn't you be sleeping?

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Umm, shouldnt you be sleeping? lol

          • Michael_NM

            Haha! Shouldn't we all? I think we need a Droid Life after hours! :)

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Seriously. I love how DroidForums has a chat room lol WE NEED THAT! :-P

          • Chris Nimon

            that WOULD be a good idea. funny how we kinda take a pride in ownership kind of thing with this site, always checking to see who needs help or just looking for one of the regulars posts to make us laugh

          • Michael_NM

            Sometimes I feel bad for posting so often, but the comments here have become the icing on the cake… or should I say yogurt. Help, humor, and a little dissent every now and then. It's a great combination!

          • Mrpicolas

            +1 for chat that would be cool

          • Michael_NM

            Is there anything serial commenters (like me) can do to help make this so?

          • http://twitter.com/EmberScar Josh Wendt

            sign me up!! id love to wile away yet more time on this sight!!

          • Chris Nimon

            im betting it had been 15 minutes since the last time we all checked DL :)
            plus i had to check out the epic first battle. i had to go to class so i missed the end

          • Michael_NM

            I just knew all of the DL regulars had class! :) My new motto: Refresh early and often. ;)

          • Chris Nimon

            Unfortunately it took me 36 years to get it :)

          • Chris Nimon

            well, time to hit the rack. i have fanboys to embarrass in chicago tomorrow. Think ill bust out that robot view 360 pic app at the concert to see their reactions lol. nite

          • Chris Nimon

            Yeah, got that chicago trip in the morning but i have to finish my Dr Who movie and check DL every 15 minutes lol

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            You scared me man. I saw that on my phone and thought my account got hacked and someone was posting porn links!!! lol

          • Chris Nimon

            yeah right, scared lol you thought you were getting a live webcast on your flash enabled device and were reaching for the kleenex lol

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Hey noooow! :-P Reminds me of “I love you man” lol
            Classic!

      • Urugami

        You can make your own here…
        http://www.r2d2translator.com/

        • Chris Jones

          Unbelievably awesome. Thanks.

        • Chris Nimon

          Thank you, i will definitely check this out.

  • aarynk

    WOW!!! I love me some Star Wars!! Hopefully it looks as awesome as it sounds

  • EggoEspada

    This is pretty epic, Verizon/Moto really like to go all out with this stuff.

  • 1luv

    Second!

    Wow this would be cool!

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    haha… that would be hilarious! love it

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    that looks awesome.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    First! :-)

    Now really people, calm down :-P lol

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      *dramatic yell* NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        haha wow, you were REALLY close! :-)

        In other news, I'm glad they aren't thinking about making some whiny ass C-3PO droid. LAME! :-P lol

        • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

          Hahaha, we really spend toooo much time on here.

    • http://twitter.com/EmberScar Josh Wendt

      beware the cross article flame war!!!!
      wtg btw.

    • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

      I have a feeling your “first” comment is gonna cause another excessive sh!t-storm and I'm gonna love every minute of it.

      “Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully-trained Droid-Lifert, with the Force as his ally, will conquer First comments and Kellex's Emperor.” – Yoda

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Your comments have been missed this day. :-P
        I'm sure Kellex is just sitting back with a beer and laughing his ass off.
        His site brings in true characters lol

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

        Yoda would be fighting against locked bootloaders. {{-_-}}

    • Mrpicolas

      Tato I am your father (pause for dramatic effect ) lol… :-)

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        I wouldn't mind….having the guru as my dad. Sweeeeet lol
        My real dad spends most of his time at casinos with old ladies…sooo….lol