Droid 2 Nears Release, Likely to Cost $200

Paul Lilly

Motorola's Droid smartphone will soon be replaced by the Droid 2, the only questions are 'when' and 'how much?' We have a couple of tentative answers to both of those.

As for when, it's looking like Verizon will officially announce a launch date this Tuesday, which Web murmurs have pegged for this Thursday, August 12. The Droid 2 has already been given a full page spread in the Boston Globe, so we know we're getting close.

And as for cost, expect the Droid 2 to run $200 with a 2-year service agreement, or $600 without. That's according to yet another leak, this time from a North Carolina resident who spotted a dummy unit at his local Best Buy accompanied by a price tag.

While final specs have yet to be officially released, the Droid 2 is expected to come configured with a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 5MB camera, and an improved slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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