We've heard in the past that the Motorola Droid 2 may be launching August 23rd, and while that rumor is still standing strong, we've now heard that customers may be able to get their hands on a Droid 2 even sooner. Engadget has received a tip from a "trusted source" that the Droid 2 will be launching as early as August 12th, although it will only be a soft launch of the device. This way, Android fans would snag a Droid 2 even earlier and Verizon would kick off the major advertising campaign 11 days later on the 23rd. The Droid 2 rumors don't end there, though. Engadget is also reporting that there will be a Star Wars edition of the Droid 2 featuring a white R2-D2 on the back of the device. It's not clear if the special Droid-ified Droid 2 will launch at the same time as the normal device. If they are released at the same time, potential customers are going to have a very tough choice on their hands.
Motorola's Droid 2 is definitely a highly anticipated handset. The huge sales of the original DROID combined with the fact that quality Android phones with a physical QWERTY keyboard are still tough to come by will probably make the Droid 2 a big seller. An R2-D2 Droid 2 would only serve to increase sales, especially considering how rabid Star Wars fans can be. I know I'd buy one!