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Beginning Thursday, stateside Star Wars fanbois with $249 to spare can arm themselves with "the highly anticipated limited edition Droid R2-D2 by Motorola," with service from wireless carrier Verizon. "With a graphic design to look like the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars Saga, the Droid R2-D2 by Motorola will be …

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Joke

This isn't the phone you're looking for.

Move along!

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How very

very sad...

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No...

It would be sad if it were a Ja Ja Binks phone or a Princess Amadala phone, maybe even if it were an Ewok phone... R2D2 however, I find perfectly acceptable.

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Pico Projector

They really should have waited until they could include a pico projector with it.

Somehow the flat look just doesn't really convey the impression of an R2 unit for me.

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Moto

But we are talking about Motorola.

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Design

I must say, in terms of looking authentic, it's only just behind the Halloween costume. That is described as having a "detailed realistic design on the front".

(Excuse me a minute while I ROFL at that statement)

Then again, Lucasfilm appear to take any excuse to further market the Star Wars brand - case in point: 3D-ifying all six films (err...why would anyone *volunteer* to watch Jar-Jar Binks in 3D?)

But still, dedicated fanbois might like it...

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The only good thing

The only good thing that I can think of about it is being able to say:

"The phantom menace was 18 months ago Tim"

"I know Bilbo, but it still hurts."

and

"Ja Ja Binks makes the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft"

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Anonymous Coward

Star Wars sucks

Everyone knows Star Trek is where it's at.

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Wars leads, Trek follows

Wars makes a film

Trek makes a film

Wars makes a better film

Trek makes a better film

Wars makes prequels to restart the franchise and they are diabolical

Trek makes a prequel to restart the franchise and it is diabolical, with more to follow

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Rob
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Caveat

Trek is a series

Wars makes a series (albeit many, many years later and involves no live action or doors that go shoosht)

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This is not the droid you're looking for.

Ahem. Sorry couldn't resist ;-)

OK, ok, didn't try that hard ;-)

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Anonymous Coward

This looks

Crap

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Joke

I'd just like to say..

.. BEEP-BWAARP-DOODLE-DIP-DIP-DOOP!

'nuff said!

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DJV

R2D2?

Look more like R2D2 vs Steam Roller and the droid lost...

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