Motorola Droid 2 Launches August 11 with Android 2.2
Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 2, which will ship with Android 2.2 and Adobe's Flash Player Mobile 10.1. Verizon Wireless said the device will be available for pre-order starting August 11 through the Verizon Wireless web site. Similar to the original Droid, the Droid 2 is a sideways slider with QWERTY keyboard, though Motorola has redesigned the keyboard to make it easier to use. The Droid 2 will also have Swype preinstalled. It has the same 5 megapixel camera, but adds DLNA software for media playback across compatible devices. It is powered by a Texas Instruments 1GHz OMAP processor, a significant upgrade compared to the original Droid. Other features include GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. Verizon Wireless said the Droid 2 will ship with an 8GB microSD card, and it will have 8GB of built-in memory. Similar to the Droid X, users can add the 3G Mobile Hotspot service for $20 and connect up to five Wi-Fi devices to the internet.