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09-29-2010, 11:34 AM
Star Wars-themed R2-D2 smartphone with Binoculars app to launch

A Star Wars-themed R2-D2 smartphone will go on sale tomorrow, complete with the Binoculars app, in a box resembling carbonite.

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By Andy Bloxham
Published: 10:54AM BST 29 Sep 2010

The Star Wars-themed R2-D2 phone is only available on a two-year contract and will cost about 150
R2-D2 and C-3PO on the desert planet Tatooine in the new film
R2-D2 (left) and C-3PO on the desert planet Tatooine in Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Photo: REUTERS

Verizon Wireless, which sells the product in the US, said the limited edition Motorola DROID (2) would feature a graphic design on the back depicting the Astromech Droid.

In addition to the phone, consumers will also receive a Star Wars-themed media dock, a wired stereo headset, and exclusive, pre-loaded content including R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, four live wallpapers, an R2-D2 clock widget and "The Best of R2-D2" video with the original music from the Cantina on the pirate city of Mos Eisley, which is visited by Han Solo in Star Wars Episode IV.

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8031652/Star-Wars-themed-R2-D2-smartphone-with-Binoculars-app-to-launch.html)