Monday, August 9, 2010

The Originial Droid Gets a Brother!

Motorola Droid and Droid 2 (DropNews)
     After releasing it's flagship device with tremendous success, Verizon Wireless is finally releasing a predecessor to the Motorola Droid on August 12th (tentatively) .  The new device will simply be called Droid 2.  The basis of the design is the same, with the biggest improvement being the improved keyboard.  The keys have more of an individual feel rather than seeming like they're all on the same pad.  For people who had never owned a quality slide out QWERTY keyboard they didn't make much fuss over it but trust me, texting on the original Droid and it was just plain awful.  It's great to see Motorola improving upon their design flaws, including making the phone a little less boxy to give it more of a gentle aesthetic look and removing the directional pad.   

 (via MobileCrunch)

(via Pocketnow)

     As specified by Best Buy, The Droid 2 will run you $199.99 on contract and $599.99 if you'd like to buy the phone outright.  I imagine that there will be some sort of mail-in-rebate associated with the $199.99 price tag on Verizon's end, so if you don't receive any corporate discount from your employer and you're jumping into a new contract I highly suggest purchasing the phone from Best Buy.  They won't belittle you with mail in rebates and will offer you the $199.99 price tag right then and there.  So how about it readers, will you acquire the new Droid 2?  Or will you wait to see if Verizon drops another Android phone in the coming months?    

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