R2D2 Droid 2 Spied, Yeah He’s Awesome

Verizon’s Droid 2 goes on sale today, but we get the feeling that some of you are holding out for the R2D2 edition, even without a clue as to what he looks like.  Well, now you do.  Thanks to twitter user @r2d2central, we see that the phone very much resembles Artoo on the back.  As for the front, we imagine pictures will be arriving later today – Star Wars Celebration V starts today and the phone will be on display.

So… what do you think?  More or less than what you expected?

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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10 Comments

  1. jjP
    August 12, 09:44 Reply

    Blech. I thought it would be “inspired” by R2D2, similar to the way some limited edition shoes are styled after certain things. Maybe a white phone with blue and gray trim with something R2ish around the camera.

    This is like an R2D2 decal.

  2. Keith
    August 12, 10:25 Reply

    I’m a big Star Wars fan but I’m not liking this. I thought it was going to have an R2D2 image/badge on the back, not the whole phone look like it. With the whole phone it just looks wrong with a Rectangular phone and a Round “headed” R2. Now an R2D4 would be more in line with the shape but who the heck would want that? It was a neat idea but for me it’s lacking in the execution. However I do know someone that would LOVE this and I’m sending her the link to this now.

  3. Hasan
    August 12, 11:09 Reply

    I loooooove it!
    Shame i’ve already got a nexus one :-(

  4. sarah
    August 12, 17:31 Reply

    I need this. Good thing I work for verizon

  5. Dan
    August 12, 19:24 Reply

    It’s almost enough to make me switch carriers! Almost.

  6. Dannyboy
    August 13, 03:08 Reply

    Now if one of the little blue arms on the back served as a kick stand that would definitely add to the coolness factor.

  7. Christoph Hammann
    August 14, 06:27 Reply

    Hideous, geeky, eccentric.
    I like it. Would buy the Arnold version, though.

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