It had been talked about for a bit but now the Motorola Droid 2 is finally official. The Droid 2 will ship with Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 pre-installed, mobile hotspot, and a revised QWERTY keyboard that alters the layout while also ditching the directional pad. If you use the virtual keyboard any you will find Swype pre-installed which will make it look just like the virtual keyboard on the Droid X. The phone packs a 3.7 inch multitouch screen that is the exact same resolution as the one on the original Droid, a 5 megapixel camera, DLNA streaming, 8GB of onboard memory, and an 8GB SD card included. The storage can be expanded up to 40GB total when you add in a 32GB SD card so no one should have a problem with storing any amount of apps, data, or music on the phone.
The Droid 2 will be going up on pre-sale starting tomorrow with in-store availability starting on this Thursday. The phone will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and if you opt for the mobile hotspot feature you will be paying $20 a month. To sweeten the deal, if your contract expires any time before December 31st, 2010, you can upgrade to any smartphone, including the Droid 2, without a penalty. There will also be an R2-D2-themed Droid 2 that will ship with exclusive Star Wars content and also an exterior appearance matching the iconic robot. That phone will be releasing in September though no word on how much it will cost.