A user manual for the Droid 2 was leaked to Droid Life that indicates Android 2.2 will be installed on the device at launch. In addition, Droid Life got tips that Best Buy is receiving shipments of Droid 2 cases, in what seems to be a build-up to a launch. We saw rumors that the phone would release with Android 2.2 on August 12th not too long ago, and this latest leak seems to strengthen that rumor, as the accessories usually release just before the phone does.
EuroDroid mentions the irony behind the user manual links:
It’s funny, we’d never consider reading a manual when it arrives alongside a phone, but when it’s a manual you’re NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE it suddenly becomes the most interesting piece of literature known to man.
Android Central adds that the Droid 2, from looking at the user manual, will run the same MOTOBLUR software/skin that comes with the Droid X, and will be coming pre-loaded with Swype software.
Engadget notes that "before you go off on some conspiracy theory comparing this to the iPhone's Bumper and questioning whether this Droid might need a jacket, you should be aware that Rocketfish does similar paraphernalia for the Droid Incredible, marking this out as an entirely unremarkable run-of-the-mill accessory."
According to a second article from Droid Life, the case costs $20.99 at Best Buy. The languages on the box suggests to me that the Droid 2 will be releasing in a non-US market as well relatively quickly.
Here is the link to the Droid 2 user manual.
Now all we need is for Verizon to announce the phone's release.
Image from Droid Life
Source: Droid Life