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Huawei D2 press shot surfaces ahead of CES unveiling

 We recently stumbled upon a slew of images outing Huawei’s upcoming D2 smartphone, but today’s new evidence has all but solidified its impending release. A new press shot of the device has surfaced, showing off the 5-inch device running atop Huawei’s custom UI. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, the D2’s specs include a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, a full 1080p display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to make an official announcement of the D2 at CES next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be covering the event live, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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R2-D2 DROID 2 Dummy Units Begin Rolling Out

While the special edition R2-D2 DROID 2 units aren’t going to be rolling out until the end of the month, it looks like some of the dummy units have already begun to slip into stores. Judging by these shots, it looks like there’s going to be some custom packaging to go along with it.

I could sit here and bore you with speculation, but it would probably be better if you saw the shots for yourself. Remember, this new little beep-beep-booping bundle of Motorola joy will only be coming to select stores when it is released September 30th. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

Images Courtesy of BGR

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Droid R2-D2 Contest Details


Today Verizon amped up the hype machine on the upcoming Special Edition Droid R2-D2. This highly anticipated piece of hardware will be available exclusively online on September 30th but for eight lucky and hard working sleuths it will come free. Verizon has launched a viral contest today that will gradually leak “lost schematics” for the phone as fans decipher clues given through Twitter (@DroidLanding). There are eight schematics to be uncovered which are currently inactive links on the Droid R2-D2 website.

  1. Device Gallery
  2. Apps + Widgets
  3. Wallpapers
  4. Exclusive Video
  5. Boot-Up Sequence
  6. R2-D2 Soundboard
  7. Home Screens
  8. Enhancescan App

The first clue has already been given through Twitter, Attack Pattern Alpha. After putting the URL for that page in the C-3P0 tweet translator on the Droid R2-D2 website you will be redirected to the Picasa web gallery of Luka Kurtz, where you will find pictures of Luke and Porkins in their X-Wings. Unfortunately this is as far as the hunt has gone to this point and no lost schematics have been uncovered yet. What do you guys think of this? Will you be getting involved or sitting this one out? Let us know in the comments.