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The Force Of DROID™ Is Strong For Star Wars™ Fans At DROID™ R2-D2™ Smartphone Launch In Portland, Oregon

Special collector's edition phone brings the Galactic Empire to customers on September 30

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September 28, 2010

Scott Charlston

Followers of Star Wars™ films and DROID™ smartphones are invited to the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Portland Pioneer Place to experience the new DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola.

The limited edition smartphone goes on sale Sept. 30 online at and in select Verizon Wireless Communication Stores – including exclusively in Oregon at the Portland Pioneer Place store.

To celebrate the launch of the DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola, members of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers are expected to make a special appearance at the store. Enter to win a free R2-D2—one phone to be given away at each store.

Additionally, customers who buy any DROID smartphone at the Portland Pioneer Place store on Sept. 30 will get a free limited edition R2-D2 t-shirt and poster (with new 2-yr activation and $29.99 data package, while supplies last at participating locations only).

10 a.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Portland Pioneer Place
635 Morrison, Portland

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. For more information on DROID™ R2-D2™ by Motorola, go to

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