Verizon and Motorola appear ready to unveil The Next Generation of Does, when the Droid 2 goes on sale next week. No official release date has been announced, but multiple sources from Best Buy and Verizon are reporting a hard street date of August 12th.
As we saw in our hands on with the Droid 2, the hardware has been finished for awhile and the design closely mirrors that of the original Droid. The only unknown that could hold up the release is the inclusion of Android 2.2, which has been in testing on the device.
Verizon recently rolled out Android 2.2 to the original Droid, but that was the unmodified stock version of Android. Both the Droid X and Droid 2 feature Motorola’s Motoblur skin, which has traditionally extended the waiting period for Android updates. New reports are suggesting the Droid X will not see Android 2.2 till early September, but the Droid 2 is still slated to launch with it.
The Droid 2 features the same 1 GHz processor (and nearly identical internals) of the Droid X, so expect it to launch for around a similar $199 contract pricing.