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Verizon starts teasing R2-D2 Droid 2 details

Reviving the DroidLanding twitter account, Verizon has begun another online campaign to promote its next Droid handset.

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R2-D2 Droid 2 Dock Verizon

Verizon's DroidLanding Twitter account started back up earlier this week, dropping vague clues and toying with the Star Wars faithful.

Once used to help promote the Droid X ahead of its launch, the DroidLanding account is now a source to leak R2-D2 Droid 2 details. As some of you may know, the special edition of the Droid 2 goes on sale September 30.

So far, two of the eight categories have been unlocked. Thanks to a couple of seriously devoted members of the Rebel Alliance, we can see the new widgets designed for the Droid 2, as well as a new gallery of the phone. If you were worried that the smartphone was just a standard issue Droid 2 with a new battery cover, you should check out the images.

With the subtle blue buttons and front patterns, the phone feels much more inspired by our beloved astromech than I initially thought. I would be lying if I didn't say that the design is starting to grow on me just a bit. It's also in this gallery that we get our first glimpse of the docking station created for the R2-D2 handset. Maybe it's the geek in me, but I think the white dock looks better than the traditional color.

Among the six categories left to unlock are wallpaper, exclusive video, and the boot-up sequence. Something tells me we're going to see a lot more customization on this Droid.

Are any of you considering the R2-D2 edition of the phone? Have these new images and details swayed you either way?