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Verizon and Motorola announce availability of the limited edition DROID R2-D2 By Motorola.

M2 EQUITYBITES-September 30, 2010-Verizon and Motorola announce availability of the limited edition DROID R2-D2 By Motorola(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Today, the limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola (NYSE:MOT) will be available in limited quantities at the Verizon Wireless store at 340 Washington Street in downtown Boston from 8:00 hours.

In addition to 340 Washington Street, the DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available online at and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores.

The new DROID R2-D2 by Motorola has a graphic design to look like the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars saga. It will be packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite and come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset.

Other exclusive content that comes pre-loaded on the special edition smartphone, include R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, four live wallpapers, R2-D2 clock widget, the 'Best of R2-D2 video with the original Cantina music and an exclusive binoculars app

In addition, to celebrate 30 years since the film hit theatres, customers with Android devices running Android 2.1 or higher will soon be able to get the Empire Strikes Back app from Android Market.

This app, which is available only for Verizon Wireless customers, allows Jedi Masters to browse, preview and download Star Wars content related to Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

Also, Verizon Wireless customers can access premium Star Wars content for a one-time charge of USD2.99.

The DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available for USD249 after a USD100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will need to subscribe to a nationwide talk plan or a nationwide talk & text plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Verizon Wireless, a provider wireless communications services in US, is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VD) (Nasdaq:VZ) and Vodafone (LSE: VOD) (Nasdaq: VOD).

Motorola is a provider of wireless mobile and broadband communication services.

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