Verizon Motorola Droid 2 will launch with Android 2.2 on August 23rd

A trustworthy source has just informed us that Verizon will be launching the Motorola Droid 2 on August 23rd. We recently got to go hands on with the device and the hardware was finalized so we believe that Verizon planned the release date for late August so it would be the first phone to ship with Android 2.2 out of the box.

Current test versions of the Droid 2 are still running Android 2.1, but Motorola is working hard to get Android 2.2 finalized. The original Droid is expected to see Android 2.2 in late July and the Droid X will get it in August. If Motorola can finish Android 2.2 for the Droid X by August, then we see no reason that the Droid 2 will not include it at launch. Both phones feature nearly identical hardware inside and the software we saw running on the Droid 2 was the same as the Droid X.

No price point has been revealed, but look for the Droid 2 to debut around $199 with 2yr contract.

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