We knew it was coming, so now it’s time to makes things official. The limited edition Star Wars branded Droid 2, dubbed Droid R2-D2 by Motorola, goes on sale this Thursday, September 30 for $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract on Verizon Wireless. Besides the new exterior aesthetics, the device has the same features as the standard Droid 2. Its got the 3.7-inch multitouch display, slideout QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, and it runs Android 2.2. So why the $50 price hike? The phone comes preinstalled with the following exclusive content: · R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones; four live wallpapers; R2-D2 clock widget; “The Best of R2-D2” video with the original Cantina music; and an exclusive binoculars app. The phone is bundled with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset inside custom packaging “resembling carbonite.” Look in the gallery below for a closer look at the phone and media dock. Full PR after the break.
In related news, VZW also announced a new Star Wars app for all Android 2.1 or higher phones. The VZW exclusive Empire Strikes Back app includes a sound and photo gallery, live wallpapers, a trivia challenge game, and widgets all related to Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back in celebration of the film’s 30 year anniversary. The app will be made available in the Android Marketplace for a cool $2.99.READ MORE Droid R2-D2 on sale September 30 for $249