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May The DROID Be With You: Limited Edition DROID™ R2-D2™ By Motorola Lands At Verizon Wireless Store On State Street In Chicago, Illinois, At 12:01 A.M., Sept. 30

One of Few Locations in Country to Have Devices In-Store; 100 Devices Available

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September 26, 2010

Carolyn A. Schamberger, APR
Carolyn.Schamberger1@VerizonWireless.com
847-619-4282

Rebecca Eckhart
rebecca@corecreative.com
312-720-7666

CHICAGO, IL — This Thursday, September 30, the highly-anticipated limited edition DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be available at the Verizon Wireless store at 36 S. State St. in downtown Chicago at 12:01 a.m. The State St. store is one of a select few Verizon Wireless locations in the country to offer this special edition device in-store with 100 devices available to Chicagoland customers. A limited supply will also be available online on at www.verizonwireless.com beginning September 30.

Prior to the 12:01 a.m. Thursday store opening, WLUP-FM (“The Loop”) will be on-site at the State St. store hosting a special “best Star Wars memorabilia” contest, in addition to other contests, on Wednesday, September 29, from 6–8 p.m. Three R2-D2 devices can be won before the doors even open.

More on the DROID™ R2-D2™
With a graphic design to look like the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, the DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite and come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. Exclusive content comes pre-loaded on the special edition smartphone, including:

  • R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
  • Four live wallpapers
  • R2-D2 Clock Widget
  • “The Best of R2-D2” video with the original Cantina music
  • Exclusive Binoculars App

Star Wars Mobile App Available for All Customers with Android 2.1 Phones
To celebrate 30 years since the film hit theaters, customers with Android devices running Android 2.1 or higher will soon be able to get the Empire Strikes Back app from Android Market™. The app, only for Verizon Wireless customers, allows Jedi Masters to browse, preview and download Star Wars content related to Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Verizon Wireless customers can access premium Star Wars content for a one-time charge of $2.99.

The Star Wars mobile app will have the following features and content:

  • Bounty Hunt Visual ID: Find and capture images around the Star Wars universe to unlock hidden content
  • Sound and Photo Gallery
  • Live Wallpapers:
    • Blast the Probe Droid
    • Luke Balancing Yoda
    • Navigating the Asteroid Field
    • Watch Bespin’s Cloud City
  • Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about the Empire Strikes Back
  • Widgets

The DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola will be available for $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access). Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

For more information on DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola, go to www.droiddoes.com/r2d2.

About Verizon Wireless
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