Verizon may be waiting until tomorrow, Aug. 12th to officially launch the Motorola Droid 2, but the successor to the original Droid from Motorola has already hit the streets in yet another hands-on video. Verizon has already been showing off the new D2 in various videos, but they’ve all been official videos with some serious production value. On the more grass-roots side of things, it seems Droid-Life has managed to get their hands on a Droid 2 and they’ve put it on video for all the world to see.
The hands-on Droid 2 video you see below takes us from boot to benchmark. The D2 “Droid eye” is unique, as is the new unlock screen. We’re shown the Android app management system that’s built into Android 2.2 Froyo and confirms that Adobe Flash 10.1 Player is pre-installed on the D2. The benchmarks from the Quadrant benchmark app are impressive, showing a score of 1316 that beats out the Samsung Galaxy S and the Motorola Droid X, almost matching the Nexus One with Android 2.2 OS.
We’re also treated to a side-by-side comparison of the D1 and the D2, which shows just how similar the two devices really are. The updated keyboard and the new color scheme are the biggest cosmetic differentiators between the original D1 and this D2. Notice the dark blue body and the shiny, metallic trim around the display. We’re not sure if the aesthetics of the Droid 2 will prove to be a winner, but time will certainly tell.
If you haven’t yet put in your order for the D2, you might want to do that soon, as we’re not sure how long this device will remain in stock. If D1 sales are an indication, the D2 won’t stay stocked for long.
Stay tuned for our own full review of the Droid 2!