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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

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for the lot of you that have to act like you’re not nerds(this is a phone oriented website, no one who isn’t a nerd has ever commented on this website) just to not get shunned by the other closet nerds you hang out with.

  • Big Red

    LOL!!!!!! SOLD ONE TO SOME SUCKER ON EBAY FOR LIKE $600+

  • http://twitter.com/gb3 George Burnett III

    Seriously, who didn’t see this coming?

    Can you say NICHE!?

  • Tesseract 3

    I don’t think it’s as tacky as some people do. It’s a collectors item and the design is actually kind of cool. If anyone is so shallow as to write me off as a friend because of the phone I carry I don’t really want to be friends with them anyway, so I’m not worried about “what people will think”. I’m not that self conscious. Now that the price is pretty low, I got it. However, I am keeping my rooted, customized og droid in case I don’t like it, I can always switch back to the og droid.

    And the best part is, if I did do such, the Droid is limited edition and something I could sell to SW collectors for quite a profit. Sweetest deals.

  • Tesseract 3

    I don’t think it’s as tacky as some people do. It’s a collectors item and the design is actually kind of cool. If anyone is so shallow as to write me off as a friend because of the phone I carry I don’t really want to be friends with them anyway, so I’m not worried about “what people will think”. I’m not that self conscious. Now that the price is pretty low, I got it. However, I am keeping my rooted, customized og droid in case I don’t like it, I can always switch back to the og droid.

    And the best part is, if I did do such, the Droid is limited edition and something I could sell to SW collectors for quite a profit. Sweetest deals.

  • Tesseract 3

    I don’t think it’s as tacky as some people do. It’s a collectors item and the design is actually kind of cool. If anyone is so shallow as to write me off as a friend because of the phone I carry I don’t really want to be friends with them anyway, so I’m not worried about “what people will think”. I’m not that self conscious. Now that the price is pretty low, I got it. However, I am keeping my rooted, customized og droid in case I don’t like it, I can always switch back to the og droid.

    And the best part is, if I did do such, the Droid is limited edition and something I could sell to SW collectors for quite a profit. Sweetest deals.

  • Tesseract 3

    I don’t think it’s as tacky as some people do. It’s a collectors item and the design is actually kind of cool. If anyone is so shallow as to write me off as a friend because of the phone I carry I don’t really want to be friends with them anyway, so I’m not worried about “what people will think”. I’m not that self conscious. Now that the price is pretty low, I got it. However, I am keeping my rooted, customized og droid in case I don’t like it, I can always switch back to the og droid.

    And the best part is, if I did do such, the Droid is limited edition and something I could sell to SW collectors for quite a profit. Sweetest deals.

  • Tesseract 3

    I don’t think it’s as tacky as some people do. It’s a collectors item and the design is actually kind of cool. If anyone is so shallow as to write me off as a friend because of the phone I carry I don’t really want to be friends with them anyway, so I’m not worried about “what people will think”. I’m not that self conscious. Now that the price is pretty low, I got it. However, I am keeping my rooted, customized og droid in case I don’t like it, I can always switch back to the og droid.

    And the best part is, if I did do such, the Droid is limited edition and something I could sell to SW collectors for quite a profit. Sweetest deals.

  • Anonymous

    They should have only created an R2 case for the Droid 2. Even though I’m a fan of Star Wars, I wouldn’t want a phone with R2 permanently plastered to it for two years….

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Don’t bother. As an owner of an R2-D2, I can safely say that some of these phones have a random rebooting problem. {{-_-}}

    • Anonymous

      Mine does it super rare.

    • Anonymous

      Yea your right I have heard every phone has its problems so of course this one has one once in a while too but it doesn’t seem to be often

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Smith/755055496 Robert Smith
  • Buckgrad

    Not a bad price for a Droid 2…if you buy a cover and never take it off.

  • Anonymous

    R2D2 was lame…..He sat bit*@ in theback of the tie fighter and acted as the worlds most oversized onstar. Aside from being the largest device in history to display a video text message, he was a handicapped swiss army knife that couldn’t go anywhere without a wheelchair ramp.

    • Anonymous

      I lol’d, but he did have rocket boosters for the occasional short distance flight, although I think a chicken could fly further and faster.

    • Anonymous

      I lol’d, but he did have rocket boosters for the occasional short distance flight, although I think a chicken could fly further and faster.

  • Anonymous

    With CES done and gone I have zero interest in any of last years phones. I still consider my Droid X to be the best phone Verizon has to offer.

  • Finire

    I’m interested, if they’ll give it to me as an upgrade without taking my upgrade away from me in April…

  • Anonymous

    instead of WITH GOOGLE. it should be WITH THE FORCE :D

  • Thebruce8541

    I would take one on a warranty replacement

  • http://www.facebook.com/werewookiee Mickey Bennet

    Well I bought this, and I think the phone is fantastic. And for the record, I’m actually quite the popular kid. AND not a virgin. Hard to believe, but true.

    • Anonymous

      welcome to the club

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    You’d have to pay me $99 to take that phone…….

  • Ughwtf

    the phone is tacky as hell

  • http://twitter.com/dancrask dan crask

    This phone just screams the “Forever Alone” meme.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a cheap toy and nobody wants to be seen as so nerdy that they had a star wars toy as their cell phone.

    Utter marketing fail.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a cheap toy and nobody wants to be seen as so nerdy that they had a star wars toy as their cell phone.

    Utter marketing fail.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a cheap toy and nobody wants to be seen as so nerdy that they had a star wars toy as their cell phone.

    Utter marketing fail.

  • Anonymous

    Just buy it and put a case over it. Take the case off when at SciFi conventions to look cool there!

  • Anonymous

    Just buy it and put a case over it. Take the case off when at SciFi conventions to look cool there!

  • Anonymous

    Just buy it and put a case over it. Take the case off when at SciFi conventions to look cool there!

  • DBK

    Lol That contest still gives me nightmares….

    Not surprised about this. It was selling like hotcakes till Verizon, with it’s infinite wisdom (sarcasm), decided to change the online rebate to mail-in effectively halting the sales. Too bad, though. I have a friend who got it and let me take a look at it. It’s not that bad a phone, and the Star Wars content is pretty cool. Which is why I am glad someone was able to rip it and zip it (love the wallpapers). :)

  • http://www.mydigitalwhiteboard.wordpress.com anim

    Hey DL community,
    Need your HEELLLP in making a decision.
    I can get Early Upgrade for my line, growing highly impatient with my D (no problem, just want a new device) and hence thinking to buy a DI. Why? Don’t want to spend more and DI seems good device. Also, new LTE devices will be expensive & may need additional data expenses may be required (am on $29.99 plan). Enough of background.

    I NEED your help in helping me decide if I should go with NEW DI or pre-owned DX. I NEED your help to understand if I am making a rational decision.

    PLEASE help me out on this one. Thanks!!!

    • Anonymous

      Go DI all the way! Love mine! Smaller screen, yes, but not too bulky. And no Blur!

      • http://www.mydigitalwhiteboard.wordpress.com anim

        Thanks for the info! Almost certain to purchase a pre-owned Incredible for $49

  • CaptainHowdy

    I wanted one a little bit after it came out right after I got the droid 2… Having the droid 2 made me realize that I’d rather have HTC anyday…

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisBrown21109 Christopher R. Brown

    I would actually buy this…but I’m not due for an upgrade. So sadly, I can’t afford that much to look like a geek.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisBrown21109 Christopher R. Brown

    I would actually buy this…but I’m not due for an upgrade. So sadly, I can’t afford that much to look like a geek.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    Well my wife liked the look of it, but I mean seriously how many star wars fan boys are using the i*hone and are all over Steve Jobs cock

  • Anonymous

    Nope. And as I have said before you will never get lucky again if you carry that thing.

    • Anonymous

      i have one and just got laid.

      • Fsaad

        good for you g00ber! cousins don’t count

        • Anonymous

          Does your mom count? ran train on her last night.

          • Fsaad

            Mom reference really? thats right g00ber, the “train” you “ran” last night was on my “mom”. You got me, my hat is off to you. Stay up playa…

          • Anonymous

            As long as she works it it will stay up Playa

          • Fsaad

            lemme guess, your what, 16? and heard your older brother talk this way?

          • Anonymous

            Wrong again first with the cousin and second with the age.

          • Dinofan01

            congrats g00ber!! After tallying the likes you are the confrontation’s clear winner!!!

          • Anonymous

            troll a troll to beat a troll.

          • Anonymous

            troll a troll to beat a troll.

          • trd84soup

            OOPS POW SURPRISE!

      • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

        Same here. {{-_-}}

      • tbaybe

        your special…. hehe

        • Anonymous

          You would know more then anyone.

      • wheels

        cool story, bro

        • Anonymous

          why you mad Bro?

          • wheels

            lulz

          • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

            this is an awesome story bro

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    droid does… sand blasting?

  • Obviousman

    I saw some dork with one of these the other day. He had no friends.

  • http://twitter.com/mikeinrichmond mike

    So, there are some things that the even the Star Wars geeks won’t buy…lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567927615 טרל אנדרסון

    I would buy it just so I can sell it but the phone itself is ugly…

  • Erclpz

    so this is unrelated, but i am going to have to warranty replace my OG Droid soon, but it’s rooted. Other than un-rooting it, do i need to take any other measures to get it replaced under warranty?

    • Nixhex05

      I unrooted it and completely reset my Droid when I took it to Verizon to have it replaced because the camera didn’t work right anymore. Verizon replaced my Droid no questions asked. They didn’t turn the phone on or even want to see that the camera wasn’t working properly. I don’t think you would have any problem but I guess everyone has a different experience with Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      flash the sbf just to be safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567927615 טרל אנדרסון

    I would buy it just so I can sell it but the phone itself is ugly…

  • Carcass

    Hey Kellex,

    Where’s Timotato? He promised to provide some evidence for this:

    Did you know that AT&T was forced not to allow software updates to certain Android phones while under contract with Apple? [Rumor] <— was added after people called him on the fact that none of the articles he referenced even alluded to such a thing. He promised proof. It's been 3 days and he's no where to be found.

    • Obviousman

      Timotato adds nothing of value to this site.

      • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

        Awww, not true! But every person is entitled to their own opinion

      • Anonymous

        You, sir are kind of a jerk. Go Tim!

      • Anonymous

        Lord Tato is an integral part of the Droid Life trinity. As Tato says, you’re entitled to your own opinion. However, I think your opinion is wholly unfounded. Could Dr. Droid run this whole show on his own? Probably so. But Lord Tato and Dr. Root add immense value, humor, info and “moderation” to this blog. I would suggest that if you’re not a Tato fan, you’re not a real Droid Life fan… of course, that’s just my opinion.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      I’m updating that post right as of this moment.

      I’m not happy with my outcome, but you are all entitled to what i found. Take it or leave it.

      Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/teardropcity matt wheeler

      Yeah, I recall that statement as well. In a way I don’t doubt it, but would love to see the actual proof.

  • Pmtwice

    lmao

  • Pmtwice

    lmao

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Always thought that thing was ugly.

    When’s the Darth Vader Droid coming out?

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Always thought that thing was ugly.

    When’s the Darth Vader Droid coming out?

    • Keithsmnr

      now THAT would be bad ass.

    • SamIam

      The OG is the Darth Vader droid!

      • Anonymous

        The OGDVD.

  • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

    I’d buy it for $99 off contract.

    • Anonymous

      Change the $ to ¢ and now you’re talking.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      agree

    • Anonymous

      If it didn’t have a locked bootloader, and what I assume is the smallest dev community outside the Droid Pro, you might have a deal.

  • Anonymous

    I heard from a friend that works as a manager at Verizon that the R2-D2 model sold really well at first, but that Verizon still has a bunch left over that they just can’t sell. Something like 80% were sold at first, but getting rid of that 20% remaining has been difficult.

    • Anonymous

      Could very well be.

  • Anonymous

    This is not the droid you’re looking for.

    • Anonymous

      perfect.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    classic…

  • Anonymous

    Guarantee your teenager’s virginity for just $99!

    • Anonymous

      Ugly phone called, he wants his clothes back.

    • Anonymous

      Ugly phone called, he wants his clothes back.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget the $30/month data plan so the poor teen can at least watch pr0n on his Flash-enabled birth-control phone.

      • Anonymous

        Forgot about that; maybe parents ought to stick with WoW.

        • Anonymous

          That might not work, haha. I met my last girlfriend playing WoW. Yes, she was really cute too. Anyway, I don’t play anymore because it’s such a massive waste of time.

          Definitely not birth control though.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget the $30/month data plan so the poor teen can at least watch pr0n on his Flash-enabled birth-control phone.