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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 Bateluer on 6/11/2010 1:23:55 PM , Rating: 2
Uh, Apple wasn't the first to mount a front facing camera on a phone. I don't know specific models, but the Evo 4G has a front facing phone and beat the iPhone 4 to market by a good month.

Still, pointless feature. Not everyone has a high end phone that'll have such a feature. And not everyone is going to have access to a wifi network to use it, if you're on AT&T. Might be awkward making video calls on a public wifi.


RE: Front facing camera
By Hare on 6/13/2010 10:44:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Not everyone has a high end phone that'll have such a feature.


Actually quite the opposite. Many <100$ phones in Europe (no contract) have cameras and video call capabilities (to whatever phone the other person may have over 3G). It's really common but for some reason in the US people think this is something new. And by the way, Apples solution is only iphone to iphone over wifi.

Ps. I'm using skype video calls on my N900 :P


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