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R2-D2 DROID 2 Site is Live, Buy One Now!

If you were interested in picking up the special edition R2-D2 Droid 2, then head over to verizonwireless.com now.  The phone, which we gave you a walkthrough of earlier, is available as expected for $249 after instant $100 online discount or $599 full retail.  With your purchase, you also receive the special edition multimedia dock, a set of Motorola headphones and pre-installed 8GB SD card.

Many have speculated that this device won’t stay in stock long, so you may want to jump on this immediately.

Anyone pick one up yet?  Anyone at one of the parties?  Send us your pics!

  • Drsky Jr

    I just want to know the model of those headphones! They’re the best and the ones I have now burned out…so if anyone can provide that it would be great!

  • J Hass Group

    well,its really good news.. and also..With purchase, we also receive the special edition multimedia dock, a set of Motorola headphones and pre-installed 8GB SD card..

  • http://www.lead411.com/Todd_Stubbings_2015285.html Todd Stubbings

    Well Buy this phone at costco. Not sure how they do it but they charge based off the discounted price.Thanks

  • http://www.lead411.com/Paul_Ellenberger_1808995.html Paul Ellenberger

    Thankfully I was due for an upgrade otherwise that $600 would have destroyed me. I'll send pics when it arrives.Thanks for the information.

  • http://www.seniorfacility.com/category/find-senior-housing/?state=California senior

    The phone, which we gave you a walkthrough of earlier, is available as expected for $249 after instant $100 online discount or $599 full retail.Thanks for sharing with us

  • http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/?p=17690 Nightly Business Report

    The Droid R2-D2 has the same specs as the Droid 2 that received good reviews and comes with the bonus dock and earphones.

  • http://twitter.com/Ueriiin Ueriiin

    It's very nice! But,I want Darth Vader Phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.munroe1 Justin Munroe

    Just got mine!!!

  • villian1998
  • Joy M.

    bought it this morning for my husband as a gift. No lines, no waiting, in and out in 20 minutes. Look like it is a fun phone, he will love it.

  • surfgirl757

    R2D2 or Not . Chics will love your Droid ! Well until she sees how much more time you spend on it, instead of her.

  • Bnist1978

    Praying for a lucky soul who got one to post an apk for the exclusive Hoth binoculars app. Looks dope.

  • KleenDroid

    You would either have to be a young kid or a married guy to buy this phone.

    There is no way you could carry this thing around and expect to get lucky ever again! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThinkGeeks Hiral Patel

      I laughed so hard “get lucky ever again”.

    • Dan~O

      Female repellant

    • KyubiDroid

      I love this I just ordered it a few minutes ago! I'm 12. This phone is so awesome I can't wait to get it in the mail.

  • Guest

    Any news on how many sold and if its sold out?

    • kellex

      Still available online from what I can tell.

      • Guest

        Hope it stays for awhile. Found out my pops didnt pay his side of the bill so im stuck till he does

  • Arch_warrior

    Just picked mine up yesterday evening so im still tinkering with it. This definitely a step up from my blackberry…

    • kellex

      Welcome to Droid Life and Android!

  • Jsmuli2

    What no link to the site?

  • jason6g

    im glad to see them throwing a dock n headphones into the mix, but only an 8gb pre-installed? everything else is coming with a 16gb!

    and the california tax thing is messed up and then some…

    • kellex

      Droid 2 only came 8GB preinstalled.

  • Swould333

    There are some already listed on ebay.. and the prices are hitting the freaking roof…. lol

  • DanTheBuildMan

    Can you buy one of these without a plan for an existing account?

  • DanTheBuildMan

    Are they actually charging 35 dollars for Activation? That's just wrong. Talking advantage of the situation big red.

  • A1cntrler

    Eh.. Looked at it as I am eligible for my annual upgrade, got to the part where it was all in my cart, and read the part that said that in te state of California, the sales tax that I have to pay on the unit would be for the full retail price (599.99) not the discounted price I pay. Guess I'll keep my phone for a while. Maybe I'll buy one when I am on vacation somewhere other than this tax hungry state here…

    • http://twitter.com/Qreptiles Bryan Self

      That is nothing new.

      http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/reg1585.pdf

      If you notice the bottom of that is shows the law went into effect on Feb. 1999.

      But there is away around it. Buy the phone at costco. Not sure how they do it but they charge based off the discounted price.

      • A1cntrler

        Good idea. Wonder if Costco is going to have the R2D2 edition though…. I might have to stop by there in my travels today…

  • Dandrews524

    if i didnt just buy a droid x, i would seriously consider buying one of these!

  • wyrm12

    I THINK I got mine…but a little nervous about the email saying I'm in the queue…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510315368 Patrick Chaffin

      I got the same email. I think its just a way of saying they have to process the order and such before they can ship it. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Yet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.munroe1 Justin Munroe

        Any word if your guys r2s have shipped?

  • Episode V

    Just ordered mine. Stoked!

    • Colton

      Where did you buy it?

  • http://twitter.com/EAbra Erroll Abrahamian

    I just ordered mine online, and of course had to go for the priority shipping. I mean, hey, what's another 9 bucks?

    Looking forward to more Droid geekdom!

    • Daedytor

      Could have had free overnight shipping with this code: FREEOVERNT and actually saved that 9 bucks

      • http://twitter.com/EAbra Erroll Abrahamian

        What? How? :( Er, where's it from, I should say?

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

        Feel free to email us that kinda info so we can get it out to the users! :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.munroe1 Justin Munroe

        tried this and it didnt work.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.munroe1 Justin Munroe

        tried this and it didnt work.

    • DanTheBuildMan

      Its great you see it as geekdome and still friggin cool!

      • Capital430

        I am a 51 yr old female..I look so forward for my contract ending cause i am sooooooooooooooooo looking fwd to getting this phone! I love it…being a closet star wars geek!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510315368 Patrick Chaffin

    I did actually just buy one. Thankfully I was due for an upgrade otherwise that $600 would have destroyed me. I'll send pics when it arrives. Should be Friday!

  • Michael_NM

    FIRST in line to not buy one, but congrats to those who do!