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R2-D2 DROID 2 Now Available for $99, the Force is Not Strong with this One

Poor special edition R2-D2 DROID 2.  It’s now available for $99 after instant discount and having started it’s short life at $249.  The device was supposed to sell out in minutes and even had parties thrown in its honor, but that apparently wasn’t enough to move the “limited” numbers available.  Anyone interested?

Via:  BGR, Verizon

  • LAXbro1853

    Im looking to buy a new phone and was wondering if the “Droid R2D2″ was a good choice?

  • Doodyfamily

    Im looking to buy a new phone soon and was wondering if this “Droid R2D2″ was a good choice?

  • http://twitter.com/thendyson Tanner Henderson

    id buy it for a buck

  • Anonymous

    Lol i read this earlier and laughed at the comments. But i just got off the phone with asurion after they replaced my OG Droid that i dropped into a lake with another (faulty) OG Droid. So the lady on the phone offered me a Star Wars Droid 2 so i wasnt pissed off. It was either that, a droid eris, or an OG droid again.

    So i took the R2D2 for the extra RAM. Dungeon Defenders here i come :P

  • Anonymous

    Lol i read this earlier and laughed at the comments. But i just got off the phone with asurion after they replaced my OG Droid that i dropped into a lake with another (faulty) OG Droid. So the lady on the phone offered me a Star Wars Droid 2 so i wasnt pissed off. It was either that, a droid eris, or an OG droid again.

    So i took the R2D2 for the extra RAM. Dungeon Defenders here i come :P

  • JumboMcNasty

    Seems like a good price, and if you don’t like the outside of it…..maybe….get a case/cover?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-McClellan/100001487940823 Mark McClellan

    umm I don’t know anyone older than 10 who would think it’s cool. nice idea, executed well. I wouldn’t mind having the star wars theme, but not a droid painted on the back.

    • Bigdav1178

      Look at selling prices of Droid 2 / Droid 2 Global / Droid R2D2 on ebay; out of the physical keyboard Android phone available on Verizon, the Droid R2D2 has the highest resale value – I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty cool…

  • Booboolala2000

    Guaranteed not to get Gingerbread either.

    • Bigdav1178

      It’s just a special edition of the Droid 2; it should get Gingerbread if the Droid 2 / D2G get it, which I would fully expect them to. Furthermore, if for some stupid reason they didn’t release it for the R2D2, the R2D2 can be flashed with the Droid 2 firmware.

  • Booboolala2000

    Maybe if it was $99 no contract. Just full retail $99. I’d get it and cover it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Bright/100000693281757 Nick Bright

    Just plain ugly.

    Maybe if they had thought about r2d2′s aesthetic appearance, then they wouldn’t be in this predicament.

    If they had made it a black and silver r2d2 (a droid r2d2) then that would have been awesome.

    See folks? This is why unoriginality pushed through a commercial means is just plain rejected.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      subtlety is a key not many designers understand

  • Bigdav1178

    I bought one of these back in December after the HTC Merge never released. I wanted a high-end Droid with a keyboard, and when I saw this thing listed at the same price as a plain Droid 2 ($149), I picked it up. For the same price, I got the dock and ear buds included – and for resale value, it should be better than the regular Droid 2; geeky or not, it’s still a special edition phone. I couldn’t see spending the extra $50 on a D2G for a very slightly better and global functionality I wouldn’t use.

    Personally, I don’t care what my phone looks like so I left it alone (also for resale value), but you don’t even have to buy a case if you don’t like the R2 stuff – you can just replace the battery cover and cover panel above it with D2G white stuff (cheaper than a case), and you can hardly tell it from a white D2G. I find the white nicer looking on these phones than the ugly blue anyway – don’t know why they didn’t just stick with the black like the OG Droid.

  • JJQ224

    OK, I’m over these a$$holes and their stupid comments over this phone. I happen to have a high end job in a tech call center for a major company. I have been married for 21 years and have this phone. It is one of the best conversation pieces out there. I have no problems wearing it in a holster and at least 3-4 people daily comment on it (to which I then have to spend 15 minutes showing the live wallpapers and such). The phone is awesome – still better than an i*phone. If you don’t like something, nobody is twisting your arm to buy it. But the stupid, juvenile, and pedestrian comments are unnecessary and completely unwarranted. You can shut up now.

    Oh, and contrary to what some may say – MOST of the people who stop to talk about the phone are females.

    • DrWho

      And if this phone came out 21 years ago he wouldn’t have had a chance with his wife.

    • niece niece

      I also have the phone with a pink case and it looks like a regular droid only I got the extras! Everybody recognizes the ring tones and thinks its cool! Im not a nerd and never have been! Im a 21 yr old female with a good job and im in school. I like a variety of things especially things that are different from what everyone else has! Not interested in an iphone or blackberry! Boring!