Droid 2 could be first phone to launch with Froyo

The unannounced Motorola handset for Verizon Wireless has been spotted running Froyo. If true, it would be the first phone to launch with Android 2.2.

Droid 2 with Froyo Droid Life

The team over at Droid Life got their hands on a photo of what appears to be a pre-release version of the Droid 2 running Android 2.2 (Froyo). If the the device arrives on schedule next month with Froyo, it would be the first Android handset to launch with the latest version of the platform.

The Droid 2 has seen its fair share of leaks lately, most recently in Verizon's summer device catalog . Though neither Motorola nor the carrier have announced the phone, pretty much everything you need to know has found its way online.

Look for it to have a 1GHz processor, an 8GB memory card, and a 5-megapixel camera. As for pricing, my gut tells me this will have the popular $200 tag. Hopefully, Verizon and Motorola are working hard to make sure they'll be able to meet the demands created by their ad campaign.

After expecting to have plenty of handsets on hand for launch, the brand new Droid X is already on backorder. Likewise, the Droid Incredible has been plagued with shortages since its May debut.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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