Rumors concerning Verizon's launch of the Motorola Droid 2 are abound today. Droid Life, Engadget, and Phandroid all received word regarding the launch of the Motorola Droid 2. Droid Life got some pictures showing a Droid 2 handset reportedly with Android 2.2 software running on it. Plus, Phandroid received screenshots indicating that the phone would launch with Android 2.2 installed. Finally, Engadget has word that the phone may launch as soon as August 12th.
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One of Droid Life's readers sent them some details and pictures of the Motorola Droid 2. Apparently, the reader had some hands-on time with the device and praised it's keyboard and showed it running Android 2.2, but was disappointed in the MOTOBLUR skin and the many bloatware apps that come pre-installed.
Engadget reports that a trusted source of theirs reports that the phone will be launching August 12th, sooner than a previous;y rumored date of August 23rd. Even more interesting is that the source claims a special edition of the Droid 2 will be launched as well, featuring a picture of everyone's favorite Star Wars Droid: R2-D2.
Engadget also mentions that they "don't know is whether the special edition will be launching at the same time as the stock version -- so if the plain-vanilla Droid 2 comes out first, that might automatically make the decision of which to buy for some folks."
Phandroid received pictures of the Droid 2 in Verizon's device database. "The shots — though they don’t do much to confirm any other specs we have heard floating around — definitively show that the Droid 2 will have Android version 2.2 when it lands on Verizon’s shelves."
Android Central adds that the phone will initially have a "soft-launch" on release day, followed by marketing efforts around the 23rd of August.
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