This isn't the phone you're looking for.
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 …
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.
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.
But we are talking about Motorola.
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...
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."
"Ja Ja Binks makes the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft"
Everyone knows Star Trek is where it's at.
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
Trek is a series
Wars makes a series (albeit many, many years later and involves no live action or doors that go shoosht)
Ahem. Sorry couldn't resist ;-)
OK, ok, didn't try that hard ;-)
Look more like R2D2 vs Steam Roller and the droid lost...