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R2-D2 DROID 2 Price Dropped to $199

The R2-D2 Droid 2 looks like it may not have been such a hot item after all.  With limited amounts of inventory apparently available at launch, the device was supposed to sell out within minutes, only that never happened.  With devices sitting on store shelves for almost 3 months now and Verizon unable to sell them, the price has been dropped just in time for a last X-mas push to $199.

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  • ObsidianGT

    They should have gone with an R2-D2 DROID X.

    Why in the galaxy would an R2-D2 have a physical keyboard? That's soooo Old Republic.

  • icarus

    it's actually $149 in Verizons BJ's stores and remember, it comes with the multimedia dock for home. Put a case on the ugly thing and save yourself $50 on a Droid 2 and $30 on a dock

  • xelandroid

    I am a huge Star Wars fan. I grew up watching the movies, reading the books, comics, etc. I also own a Droid X and LOVE the Android platform.
    Evidently, no one did any marketing research. These phones are UGLY and I don't care what bells and whistles you put into them. They will not sell. They would be better off giving them away – if people will even take them.
    I am no marketing expert, but why not a theme more relevant to the modern age? Why not find a current movie, design a phone to be used on set to feature in the film, give a few away at the grand opening, and then release that model for Christmas? I think that would definitely have gone over better.
    Ah well….these R2D2's will collect dust no matter what the price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    R2D2 = Fail.

  • CBCstillmatic

    $200 for the phone that comes with the docking cradle is a great value but I am not sure they marketed it the right way. The general public most likely didn't know it came with it, why it was $50 more than the regular, didn't want to pay more for just a star wars theme and just went with the regular instead. Not to mention the Global coming out kind of killed both but really doomed the R2D2. The Global launched for $200 and that dropped the original D2 to $150 leaving the R2D2 at $250, so this only made sense and should have been done sooner. But again they fail cause I personally would take the Global capability and 1.2Ghz CPU over an older model with included docking cradle.

  • Ted

    I think that VZW marketing underestimated the “geek/shaming” factor. It's one thing to like Star Wars, as I do, but it's quite another to want to display it like some kind of perceived geek-badge on your cell phone. In an adult/professional setting, it wouldn't enhance credibility. They should have just sold R2-painted phone cases or skins/decals, so that those who don't mind the badge can get it. And those who change their minds can remove it from their $200-600 investment when they get sick of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=24302074 Jonathan Hunt

    When will the off contract price go down? 2012?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    the korny phone was doomed from the beginning

  • Cameron Burks

    Still reporting on this phone that no one wants?… #fail

  • Rogue_5

    They didn't really set this apart from the droid 2, it just had some cosmetic changes to it. Not enough to get people excited over it, especially Star Wars fans.

  • Mattsvt

    Very happy with my R2 phone and I have no regrets. Shame it didn't sell like they thought it would.

  • The350zWolf

    I'll wait until they give them away free! Yes big red, set them (R2-D2's) free!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

      Only Best Buy Can Give Phones Away For Free And Then They Get Flagged Of Course.

  • sc4fpse

    This site seemed to think so highly of the device leading up to it's launch. Everyone was so sure that it was going to be a huge collectors thing, and every star wars fan would make this a must-have item!

    Was I the only person that wasn't that dense? lmao. Called this from the very beginning.

    • Timoh

      No, I did like it either. Knew it wouldn't be a hit, especially at a raised price. Still wont sell at $199.

    • EC8CH

      You should go tell your Mom how smart you are.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      Somebody get this guy a cookie!

  • KleenDroid

    Still too much…. Verizon is being greedy.

  • Rousellbrandon

    Can't u just buy white D2g and buy the$ 3.99 battery cover and download star wars crap from market. And you would have 1.2processor and better keyboard.almost forgot global capabilities. Just saying.

    • Mr.Joe

      Doesn't the R2-D2 Droid 2 have the same keyboard as the D2 and D2G?

      • Rousellbrandon

        No D2g keyboard is different, the keys are not flat and have more space between. Keys than D2 .

    • Bigrob60

      I think you can. Only of your on VZW. That is what I was going to do untill I heard about the Tegra 2's that is. I'll just do it w/ those phones.

  • DB Evans

    What took them so long? A bit too-little, too-late on the price drop, if you ask me.

  • Rizzidy

    Maybe if it weren't so damn ugly, it would have sold more.

    • Josh

      Agreed. I was wondering why on earth would anyone want a $200-phone that looked so cheesy?

  • 1bad69z28

    Uh Oh, You know whats coming next? Time for an more improved R2 unit coming or it's just the time to put R2 out to pastore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      It's one of those two.

      • 1bad69z28

        I think we need a more updated R2 unit with a dual Tegra 2 processor :P

  • tkilla

    First

    • Sprotthedestroyer

      Fail

  • Sprotthedestroyer

    Why get an r2d2 when your just gonna put a cover on it? And I love starwars! Got r2d2 tattoo'd on my foot!

    • Sprotthedestroyer

      Hurt like hell to get a tattoo on the foot btw.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        ha

        • Sprotthedestroyer

          Love the tattoo. Just hurt. Was my fiftenth tattoo, and hurt the worst. Worse than an inner thigh and inner arm. Don't regret it. Have gotten more compliments on it than this sites hits. But I do travel the world as an entertainer. So have met billions of ppl.

          • justplayingaround

            In order for you to have met billions of people, (with a world population of just under 7 billion), you’d have to have met at least 2 billion — nearly 30% of all people alive. That’s a bit hard to believe. Just saying.

            :-)

    • Noachian

      My wife and I both have an R2 and love them. Oh, and they make clear cases.

      • Sprotthedestroyer

        Have the clear case. And an r2d2. Clear case sux. Got rubber case just like ogd. Like I said. Why get phone when your just gonna put a case on it?

    • KleenDroid

      For the same reason you get r2-d2 tattooed on your foot. Sock, cover… same thing!