R2-D2 Droid 2 will cost you $250 after rebate?

| September 27, 2010 | Reply

The Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition pricing was announced today from Verizon Wireless.  The device will go for $249.99 after $100 mail-in rebate for any 2 year activation.  There has been no official word on the retail price of this device but we do know there will be some extras included if you decide to pick one up.  The R2-D2 Edition will come with all your necessary chargers, and documents but you will also get a Star Wars branded Media Dock, custom R2-D2 ring tones and video as well as an exclusive custom widget and “Binoculars” app.  I do find it strange that they would move away from the standard Droid 2′s $199.99 price point, but with all the extras it seems worth it for the die hard fan.  Check out the contents list below, as well as some information about a soon to be released Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back application that will be available for Verizon Wireless Android users.  How long have you been waiting to use the force with your new Droid?

R2-D2 Droid 2 special edition

We’re only a few days away from the launch of the R2-D2 branded Droid 2 from Verizon Wireless, and we know all you Jedi and Bounty Hunters can’t wait for this one. To ease some of that nerd pain, Verizon has released some extra info on some goodies that will ship with the R2-D2 unit this Thursday.

First and foremost, the phone will cost you $249, after $100 rebate and two-year contract. You’ll also need a $39.99 voice plan and $29.99 data plan to get things going. But for all that scratch, you get:

  • Packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite
  • Star Wars media dock
  • Wired stereo headset
  • R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
  • Four live wallpapers
  • R2-D2 Clock Widget
  • “The Best of R2-D2” video with the original Cantina music
  • Exclusive Binoculars App

Additionally, any Star Wars fan who owns a Verizon Wireless Android phone running Android 2.1 and above will be able to download the Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back app. The app will cost you $2.99 and will include some pretty snazzy extras.

  • Bounty Hunt Visual ID: Find and capture images around the Star Wars universe to unlock hidden content
  • Sound and Photo Gallery
  • Live Wallpapers:
    • Blast the Probe Droid
    • Luke Balancing Yoda
    • Navigating the Asteroid Field
    • Watch Bespin’s Cloud City
  • Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about the Empire Strikes Back
  • Widgets

Just a couple more days, Star wars fans. It’s coming.

Courtesy of Android Central

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