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DROID 2 to be Announced August 10th, Available August 12th?

In the above blurry shot, we have an apparent timeline for the launch of the Droid 2.  For whatever reason, Verizon has been keeping the release date of this device as locked up as Lindsay Lohan, but this new leak may give us what we’ve been looking for.

If we are assuming the numbers listed on the left side are dates, then we have a “Publicly announce Droid 2″ on the 10th followed by a August 11th pre-sale and a  ”Commercial launch of Droid 2″ on the 12th.  So does that seal it?  We surely hope so.

Oh, the 10th also mentions “Devices to reporters”…do we fit that criteria yet Big Red?

Source:  Dont Hate the Geek

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

    Motorola DROID is one of the most desirable Android smartphones on the market today thanks

  • sherylroycer

    Yep. Probably, on the 12th, it would be the R2-D2 pre-sale release but the official one would be on the 25th.Droid 2 Launch Impressions

  • Michael_NM

    Wow! This post isn't getting much love today is it?

    Can we call this post an announcement about an announcement?

    It seems like it would make better business sense for VZ to wait at least 30 days after the Droid X was released. Those inclined to early adoption will still be within the 30 day return window, right?

    Finally, regarding the Droid 2, I think the bezel color will hide nicks in the paint much better than Daddy Droid's black, but I'm still sticking with my original.

  • Rogue5

    That's really a short time, but i'm thinking on the 12th they will just begin the publicity along with the announcement of the r2d2 limited edition.

  • Paulforshee

    The reason they are only promoting the droid 2 for two days is because Best Buy slammed Verizons sales with the no 100.00 rebate crap.

  • Rdcamero

    If the 12th is to be believed why no Froyo for DX.The D2 would have to had been in production for at least a few weeks or more.They would also have to have a working bug free version to have it come loaded on the D2.Since they share all most all of the same hardware except for the camera sensor and hdmi.I think the delay is just a attempt to boost the sales of the D2 to people who are frustrated waiting for the X to get Froyo since it all ready has it.

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

    It would make sense. That would be why the #12 has Droid 2 Launch PR and Droid 2 Commercial Release.

  • Michael_NM

    Wow! This post isn't getting much love today is it?

    Can we call this post an announcement about an announcement?

    It seems like it would make better business sense for VZ to wait at least 30 days after the Droid X was released. Those inclined to early adoption will still be within the 30 day return window, right?

    Finally, regarding the Droid 2, I think the bezel color will hide nicks in the paint much better than Daddy Droid's black, but I'm still sticking with my original.

  • Rogue5

    That's really a short time, but i'm thinking on the 12th they will just begin the publicity along with the announcement of the r2d2 limited edition.

  • Paulforshee

    The reason they are only promoting the droid 2 for two days is because Best Buy slammed Verizons sales with the no 100.00 rebate crap.

  • Rdcamero

    If the 12th is to be believed why no Froyo for DX.The D2 would have to had been in production for at least a few weeks or more.They would also have to have a working bug free version to have it come loaded on the D2.Since they share all most all of the same hardware except for the camera sensor and hdmi.I think the delay is just a attempt to boost the sales of the D2 to people who are frustrated waiting for the X to get Froyo since it all ready has it.

  • doomsjay

    What's so unfortunate about end of life for the Droid 1? Would you seriously rather pay near the same amount of coin for old technology?

  • http://www.facebook.com/RoyR80 Roy Rader

    Commercial = advertisements? and not a product release

  • BigRed4X15

    Does anyone else notice in the pictures above you really cant see the month? How do we know it isn't announce on the 8/10 and release on 9/12 or 10/12? I mean it would seem silly to announce the phone only 2 days before its released right? I mean there is basically no time for pre-orders.

    • ckeegan

      You're just assuming they're going to make a big deal out of every phone they release, but that was just to kick off their Android lineup, plus announce some special devices.

      This is pretty typical for a device refresh. For instance, the Touch Pro2 last fall was announced via press release on 9/10 and available to order 9/11. And that was one of the most anticipated smartphones at the time, across multiple carriers.

      • BigRed4X15

        Good Point!

  • Coffee

    First!… oh wait… I'm late aren't I?

    :(

  • AkimboJimbo

    Droid Doesnt

  • http://twitter.com/C_Mendoza4 cesar mendoza

    can't wait.

  • Exodus615

    For those interested in having the Blockbuster.apk to watch all the Lindsay Lohan movies for your Droid 1 http://www.mediafire.com/?sqsj7m22d7yqq56 plz like this

    • Tyler

      Why are you pushing this so hard? If it was worthwhile, Kellex would have it in the “downloads” section. I don't know an X user who likes being forced to have the Blockbuster app.

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

    When they aren't stealing company information from company computers?

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelMase Michael Mase

    Those dates seem to be really close together: 10, press, 11, presale, 12, sale. Seems a bit quick doncha think? Aren't presales usually at least a week long?

    • http://twitter.com/MichaelMase Michael Mase

      I think they may be steps rather than actual dates…

    • kellex

      Could be steps.

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

        It would make sense. That would be why the #12 has Droid 2 Launch PR and Droid 2 Commercial Release.

    • ckeegan

      well, they are still trying to sell some Droid 1's ya know.

    • Shawnmaloney01

      Don't think they are steps as there is more than one “10″ listed. I hope anyway as looking forward to the 2

    • ckeegan

      This isn't any different that other device refreshes by the way. When the Touch Pro2 came out last fall, it was announced via press release on 9/10, and available to purchase on 9/11.

      You know, they're not going to make a huge deal out of every single Droid device they launch.

  • EggoEspada

    Ah. I knew it'd be the 12th since forever. :)
    Day after my bday too. lol
    Wouldn't it be such a nice present if they let me upgrade.

  • thinkman510

    when r people gonna get savvy and use mwsnap to get pics from a display, not a camera lol

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

      When they aren't stealing company information from company computers?

      • kellex

        Hah exactly.

        • thinkman510

          >.< damnit lol

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

            :)

  • GNO

    At least Lindsay Lohan has been released. C'mon Big Red, give us the launch date!!

  • Rctp10

    i wanna be a first fag hahahaha faaaggggs

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    Sweet.

    August 12th will be the day the Droid 1 sees even more abandonment. Which is unfortunate.

    • tbaybe

      I hear ya :(

    • Andrew Hewitt

      I was gonna say, if the release date of Droid 2 were as locked up as Lindsay Lohan, it would have been released already >:[

      • sherylroycer

        yep

  • Premierpinoy

    last

  • tbaybe

    :)