We recently reported that Best Buy had taken shipment of mockup versions of the new Motorola Droid 2; we can now tell you that the retail chain has now unveiled the price for these Verizon handsets as well. The price will be $199 and $599 for locked and unlocked versions respectively. Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon.
There aren’t any solid launch dates yet, though the rumor is set for August 12. If so, it doesn’t seem like there would be much time for a massive pre-sale like we saw with the Droid X or HTC EVO 4G. Stay frosty and vigilant; if you miss out on the launch there might be a good chance you’ll be stuck waiting like most Droid X owners since the device was sold out almost everywhere on launch day.
Looking at the image on Sean Hollister’s article on Engadget It seems that the Best Buy shop label shows that it will come with Android 2.2, and you can pay an extra $9.99 per month for their protection plan.
Droid 2 comes with an updated slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, Motoblur User Interface skin, and the same look and feel as the original Droid. The Droid 2 will come reportedly with a default Android 2.2 operating system. Besides, reports also suggest that Droid 2 will reportedly have a 3.7-inch screen with an OMAP 750Mhz processor.
It will also reportedly come with a 5-megapixels camera at the rear and will have 8GB of internal storage with memory expansion support. The device will also have HD video recording feature.
Droid 2 is said to become the first phone to have Android 2.2 as default operating system. HTC EVO 4G is the first carrier-provided phone in the U.S to receive the upgrade. Technically, Google Nexus one was the first to receive the Android 2.2 upgrade but it was directly marketed from Google and the phone is already on the way to be phased out.