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Motorola Droid 2 Keyboard  (Source: Droif Life)

Motorola Droid 2 Battery Door  (Source: Droid Life)
Droid 2 looks a lot like the original

The Motorola Droid was unveiled officially in October of 2009 and Motorola has recently stated that the device is still selling well (partly due to Verizon's vigorous two-for-one promotion). This week, photos of what is reportedly the Motorola Droid 2 have surfaced. The Droid 2 looks almost the same as the original handset with a notable exception being that the D-pad from the original is missing from the keyboard of the Droid 2. The only other visual difference is a slight change to the design of the battery cover reports Droid-Life.

The big changes are all on the inside. The Droid 2 is pegged to run Android 2.1 and sports a 3.7-inch screen; the processor is a 750MHz OMAP unit, and the new Droid will support Wi-Fi tethering. Internal storage is 8GB and the handset will ship with an 8GB SD card installed. The smartphone will also sport a new version of Motoblur.

Interestingly, the Droid 2 has no forward facing camera for video conferencing like the iPhone 4 and other devices on the market. Motorola has stated previously that it will be offering several handsets supporting video conferencing this year and apparently, the Droid 2 isn’t one of them. The device also lacks HDMI out.

Droid-Life is also reporting that a training session on the Droid 2 will be held for Verizon employees on June 22 so the device may be coming sooner than expected.

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RE: Front facing camera
By Mike2038 on 6/11/2010 10:31:57 AM , Rating: 2
What are the service costs in Japan like? Here is the US a typical phone/data plan is about $100.00 a month.

RE: Front facing camera
By hughlle on 6/11/2010 11:25:47 AM , Rating: 2
holy cow. mine is the equivelent of $50 for an 18 month unlimited plan, and i figure that to be fairly expensive!

RE: Front facing camera
By Pjotr on 6/11/2010 7:09:39 PM , Rating: 2
Sweden, 9 million people size of California and having 4 major operators and many rent-a-network smaller ones, with a typical subscription, if you signup 24 months for lower rates:

Monthly fee: $5
Calling: $0.03 per minute to all domestic phones and mobile operators
SMS text: $0.03
MMS (picture/sound etc): $0.12
Video calling: $0.60 per minute office hours, $0.30-$0.60 other times
Data packages:
200 MB/month 2 Mbit/s $4 per month
1 GB/month 6 Mbit/s $8.50 per month
5 GB/month 10 Mbit/s $15 per month
(All allow buying another size set at monthly fee, otherwise speed is limited to 64 kbit/s when you hit roof)

RE: Front facing camera
By Aloonatic on 6/16/2010 6:55:07 AM , Rating: 2
From memory (but it was a while ago when this was new, on my k800i I think it was, so forgive me) I think that video calls didn't count as data coms in the UK, but were taken out of your minutes allowance at double the rate of normal calls (2 minutes for 1), in the same way as MMS messages used up 2 of your inclusive text messages, to 1 for "normal" SMS.

The whole thing is a total waste of time IMHO anyway. It means that you have to have the speaker-phone, so everyone can hear, on or a headset if you want any privacy and then hold the thing in front of you. Hardly ideal for walking around with, or using in most public places, as you shout at it as you are not sure how clearly you are getting through to the other end, looking like a right t1t.

So basically, you might use it in your office or at home, when you'd be much better off using skype or some IM software, essentially for free.

It hasn't taken off here in the UK or Europe (I think) and I don't think that it will in the US either.

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