DROID 2 is the second Android-based mobile phone Motorola and Verizon are expected to soon bring to the market in the US. The handset has made it into the wild a few times before, along with the almost official DROID X, and now it has just emerged in a video walkthrough. Considering the latest leaks on both DROID 2 and DROID X, it was somehow expected that more info on this device might emerge, yet it still comes as good news that we can now admire it in a video hands-on.
The Motorola DROID 2 should land on shelves with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, the same as the original DROID, but different from the DROID X, which packs only a touchscreen display. Among the specifications that were already rumored on DROID 2, we can count a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, coupled with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
These specs are similar with those of DROID's and the guys over at Android and Me, who came up with the video embedded below, say that the two handsets are almost identical. Of course, the keyboard on DROID 2 is different than the original, the soft buttons on the front were modified to fit MotoBlur options, but the two are twins when it comes to the rest of the outer specs.
The internal circuitry has suffered some changes too, as DROID 2 comes around with a new 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor, which has been coupled with 512MB of RAM, offering increased performance levels for the DROID successor. Unfortunately, the video does not show the device running, and it still remains to be seen how well it will perform when in users' hands.
In addition to publishing the video hands-on with DROID 2, Android and Me also came up with some benchmarking results for the device, so as to prove that it can do much better when compared to the DROID by Motorola. The DROID 2 should arrive on shelves with Android 2.1, but chances are that Android 2.2 won't be left out of the equation either (if not at launch, then soon after). More photos are available here.