sharp Floridian reader also submitted
a Verizon promo showcasing the Droid 2 in yesterday's Tampa
The ad shows the Droid 2 in a succession of other top Droid phones,
including the Incredible and the X, with a "coming soon"
tag listed where the price appears on the other handsets.
release date for the Droid 2 has not been confirmed, though rumors of
an August 12 launch have been buzzing around the web. The original,
nine-month-old Droid is out-of-stock
on Verizon's website, suggesting the replacement's impending
Droid 2 is more of an upgrade to the original device than a bona
fide, must-have replacement. It will be the first handset in the U.S.
to ship with Android 2.2 "Froyo," beating
out the recently released Droid X, and packs a full QWERTY
keyboard, 1 GHz OMAP processor, 8GB of internal storage (with an 8GB
micro-SD card included), and a an updated version of the Motoblur
critics of the handset have pointed to the lack of a front-facing
camera and no HDMI out.
folks over at Droid-Life got
their hands on a leaked user guide for the device, which you can
check out for yourself here.