Arguably the first handset that established Android’s ability to compete with the best of the best in the smartphone arena looks to be getting a reboot courtesy of Motorola, makers of the first. Staying true to its origins, the supposed Droid 2 looks so similar to the first that you might mistake it for the Droid if you’re not careful.
The folks over at Droid-Life have the first photos of Motorola’s Droid 2 along with some details of what we can expect whenever it manages to grab hold of a firm release date. Droid 2 carries a 3.7” screen, 750 MHz OMAP processor, 8GB internal storage, 8GB SD card preinstalled, 5 megapixel camera, and Wifi tethering capabilities. It’s not all roses though, as it’s running the now dated Android 2.1 beneath Motorola’s custom Android UI, Motoblur.
Unlike what we saw on Motorola’s leaked Shadow, there’s no HDMI port and no front facing camera. HDMI ports are anything but standard on modern smartphones and front facing cameras haven’t been all that successful. Heck, just ask Nokia who’s been shipping such hardware in devices for years. In any case, Motorola is really into this whole Droid phenomenon and for good reason. As long as their devices follow in the successful footsteps of the one true Droid, don’t expect much to change. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
If boot animations are your thing, check out the video of this thing coming to life. Any Droid owners want to weigh in? Is Motoblur right up your alley? Be sure to let us know in the comments.