Jun 18 AT 12:34 PM Sean Riley 10 Comments

Droid 2 gets cornered at a Verizon booth for pictures and a hands-on

We are at T minus 5 days and counting until Motorola, Verizon, Google and Adobe all hop up on stage in New York and show us the “next generation of Droid,” but until then we’ll just have to make do with the dozens of leaks we already have for the Droid 2 and Droid X including the latest from our friendly neighborhood NASA intern.

Gizmodo commenter “Zack,” caught up with the Droid 2 at a Verizon booth that was part of a tech show at the Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA. He didn’t have any new spec revelations to speak of, however, he snapped a few new photos and offered up his impressions of the device.

As a current Droid owner he reported that the new wider keyboard is far easier to type on than the original and a minor detail that he really loved was the addition of a voice command key. A positive review of the new keyboard should come as a relief to the QWERTY fans out there as this is going to be one of the most powerful QWERTY phones available when it does finally launch later this summer.

As you will see in the photos below this phone was running “Android 2.1-update 1″ and the same “Ninjablur” skin that was seen in the recent Droid X hands-on. The Verizon representative indicated that it would probably be coming without the skin and with Android 2.2, but that if it did launch with Android 2.1 the update to 2.2 would come very quickly. Those things could all be true, but my faith in a booth representative having that level of knowledge about a product — particularly when she said she didn’t know the name of the device — is limited at best.

Everything else remains as we have seen in previous reports; 5 mp camera, 8 GB internal storage, 8 GB SD micro-SD card included, and a 1 GHz processor.

I certainly feel like we have seen every square inch of the Droid 2 and the Droid X so what, if any, surprises do you think Verizon and Co. have up their sleeves for Wednesday?

Source: Gizmodo

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website MrCapcom

    maybe Verizon will announce all DROID 1 owners can upgrade early to DROID 2

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      That’s not bad actually, but I’d hope they would let you upgrade early to the X or the 2.

  • http://Website obi

    I will probably upgrade to the Droid x. It looks a little better and it is more powerful and it is big like HTC evo.

  • http://Website LostMyNutsToMeWife

    WOOT i guess no more internal space issues. SWEET!!

    Can’t wait to see the performance in this puppy.

  • http://Website dan

    Both x and 2 are going to be insanely Nice and great performance experiences

  • JeffersonFreely

    I keep hearing conflicting data about Motoblur on the X and 2 though. Everything I find says something different. At first it just seemed like the X was getting it, then others made it seem like both will, then I read something that currently the 2 had motoblur just as a place holder. And this article hints that maybe neither will have blur. gah….
    My basic point is i do not want a blur phone.

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      • JeffersonFreely

        Think I’m just going to wait till the Droid 2 releases, and if the X and 2 have Blur, I’ll go get the Droid. Or, hope for a root and put stock android on it.

  • http://Website Bobby Faber

    Any rumor if the Droid car doc and multimedia stand will work with the Droid 2? I’d hate to have to repurchase…

  • http://Website Christian

    Hey if u have Droid 1 and you have insurance can u get it with out having to update??
    Anyway I hope Droid 2 has the same kind of blur thing as x.
    hope it has a front face camera and idk that its not 8mp as long as the camera snaps quicky