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Verizon Really Wants You to Buy an R2-D2 DROID 2

We broke the news yesterday that the R2-D2 Droid 2 had seen a price drop to $199 and this morning, Verizon started telling the rest of world about it.  Anyone on the VZW DROID email list should have received this email some time today to try to get them to buy this limited edition Droid.  They even made it sound like the device would be sold as a “gift set” that includes a desk charger, ear buds and more, when we all know that stuff came with it from the beginning.  Drop that bad boy to $99 and I may think about it.

Cheers  Aaron and all others!

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  • Bi00tch

    old news who would want last years tech

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Broman-F-Seiffert/100001416972663 Broman F Seiffert

    Can you imagine sporting that phone around a party or a bar? That thing is chick repellent. You'll be laughed at for that ugly thing. They should get rid of the R2-D2 graphics and leave it white, that will sell better.

    • JJQ224

      If you're using your phone to pick up chicks, you have bigger issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Broman-F-Seiffert/100001416972663 Broman F Seiffert

    Can you imagine taking a call on that phone while in the store, or at a bar, total chick repellent,

  • Big Red

    This is FREAKING AWESOME!!!! and to think I eBayed off mine for like $700 when it 1st came out!!!!! moral of the story is to just wait for VZW to drop the prices on the new phones and your golden….

    • Rousellbrandon

      Why did you ebay a phone for more than retail when it never sold out? Just saying

      • Rousellbrandon

        My bad thought u bought it for 700

  • InvaderDJ

    This special edition seems to be a bust then if they're having to basically beg people to take them and bundling in other accessories. Not surprised the phone is faithful ugly, that paint job just sticks out way too much.

  • Towel73

    If they ever do a re-make of Revenge of the Nerds, the Louis and Gilbert characters could have these phones prominently holstered on their belts. As they walk through the campus, the big jock Ogre sees R2-D2 and yells out “NERDS!” This phone could be the pocket protector of the 21st century.

  • The350zWolf

    Get one for your scruffy-looking nerf-herder???? How there they say that about my girlfriend!!!!

    • Bigrob60

      who you calling scruffy looking

  • Grumpy

    Does the R2D2 work i Europe?

    • The350zWolf

      No, I think that R2D2 is collecting unemployment right now due to the economic recession.

    • jeesung

      it ain't the Global version

  • Jawshua

    I would totally buy one but if I kept getting new phones everytime they came out I'd have to keep setting up new accounts. That or I'd have to pay full price which is insane for a phone, no matter how smart it is.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Read over the comments after I posted, no tether forget it now, deal breaker right there.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Picking up mine sunday. New Every Two is up and I got a letter in the mail for an additional $50 off so $99 bucks for me it is.

    • DBE

      heh – be sure to re-read that additional $50 off letter … I've seen some that are actually just the new-in-two discount, but phrased to make it sound like it's a limited-time-offer additional discount.

    • DBK

      If you are going to get a Droid 2, you might as well get the Global. Its cheaper right now and a much better phone. Droid-Life has the links for all the content on the R2D2 Droid 2 and you could always use sites like skinit.com or zagg.com to get the R2D2 skin. You can find the R2D2 dock on ebay for cheap.

  • 1bad69z28

    I think Verizon is just trying to clean out the closet. Winter cleaning is here by way of CES in January and the new 4LTE phones about to enter in 2011.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    of course they do, because it was a lame idea from the start only a select few chumps bought into it.

    friends dont let friends buy an R2D2 phone

    • Mikron24

      why on earth would anyone settle for the original droid screen only 3.7 is like the tech has gone backwards dual core on its way , I would not buy this cell phone if it was 1 penny

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

    I got this email earlier.

    • Bigrob60

      I got it too. Thought about sending it in but meh..

  • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

    I just got the email from VZW saying this literally 2 seconds before I read this. Good job Droid-life, that is up to the minute DROID news :)

  • Michael_NM

    Real “special edition” Droids have autographs, and they're not for sale. :-)

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

      lol have you been gone for a while? or is it me? havent seen your comments in a while.

      • Michael_NM

        I've been here trolling around as usual… Thanks for “missing” me though. :P

  • Mth2134

    This screams, “please take our remaining not so special, special edition phone so we can get you locked into a two yr agreement and we get to unload our crap at the same time. It's win-win for us here at vzw.”

    • r0landct

      Yes, by the time your contract is up Lucas will have re-re-released the movies to the point you may not recognize R2 any more.

      • Mth2134

        Well played. :)
        Or by then vzw will have released superior phones and the d2 will have been unrecognizable. Or has that already happened? :0

        • Anonymous

          OG Droid FTW!!! ;-)

  • nld2

    Let me trade in my normal D2 for one, and I'll be there in 5 minutes.

    • Bigrob60

      Sure. With a new 2yr. lol.

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

      ha

  • r0landct

    They should just send the rest into space at ludicrous speed.

  • suchashorttime

    hahahaha just got that email. turns out that was nothing any of us expected. remember before launch, people speculated it'd be sold out in days. nice, verizon. nice.

    • DBK

      Lol Ditto. We worked so hard on that contest too because we thought we wouldn't be able to buy one quick enough. Now they can't even seem to sell them. Lol oh the irony…. :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

    too ugly :P

  • Killer4247

    There is no point to this the droid 2 global is much better!

    • http://twitter.com/GratefulRoast Grateful Roast

      I think the only major difference between this and the D2 is that the R2D2 doesn't have native tether / mobile hot-spot… other than that, the specs are exactly the same.

      • Killer4247

        The droid 2 global has a sim card slot and 1.2ghz instead of 1ghz (although you could overclock) and in my opinion the r2d2 d2 is very ugly

        • Anonymous

          that’s not an opinion :D

      • r0landct

        That may be true, but he's referring to the D2 Global with better specs. Why someone would buy a R2D2 or a regular D2 when they can get a D2 Global is beyond me, especially the R2D2 at the same price. But what do I know, I'm an DX guy.

        • Killer4247

          Im only a dx guy until a better phone comes to Verizon

          • r0landct

            Yes, always onto the next one. I myself am looking forward to the Moto

            follow-up, but likely will go with HTC Inc HD if they are comparable and

            Moto is bootloader locked and Inc isn't assuming there is no work around for

            loading GB on DX. Going to suck watching GB on the Inc while I am stuck.

        • http://twitter.com/GratefulRoast Grateful Roast

          True indeed .. I wasn't comparing to the Global, which is hands down a superior phone, only adding to the point. I was simply pointing out that this phone and the D2 are identical except the R2 cannot tether .. and, until today, cost about $50.00 more. Another example of branding and sheep-mentality…

          and yeah.. I'm an Incredible guy for this contract term.

          • Anonymous

            but . . . but . . . but you get ear-buds, docking station, and wall papers w/ the R2D2!!!!