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Verizon Offers 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'-Inspired Smartphones

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For those out there for whom Star Wars is not so much a thing that is sometimes relevant to their interests but instead a lifestyle of sorts, there’s a new way to show their fervor. Verizon now offers special Star Wars: The Force Awakens-inspired designs for Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 smartphones. Not one or two, mind, but five different and distinct designs.

Specifically, interested parties can pick between designs inspired by the ball-shaped droid BB-8, Rey, Kylo Ren, ace pilot Poe Dameron, and a First Order Stormtrooper. Why there’s no Captain Phasma isn’t clear, but one would think that a metallic chrome smartphone would pique the interest of designers in general. Those looking to bedeck their phones with lightsabers and the like are out of luck, though they are rather nice looking. There are Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers available for them, though, so there’s that.

Instead of being particularly ostentatious, the various Star Wars designs seem to take their inspiration from characters in more of a thematic sense than a literal one. The BB-8 version, for example, is simply a Droid Turbo 2 with a metallic orange accent added to a winter white phone. Similarly, the Rey version has a pebbled leather back with a metallic silver accent. Though each design starts off with a particular set of pieces like this, users can further customize the odds and ends as they please.

The smartphones are otherwise identical to the regular Droid Turbo 2 with features like a 21-megapixel camera, among others. The special Star Wars smartphones are available for $26 a month for 24 months, or $30 per month for 24 months when existing users perform a “design refresh” where they essentially trade in their old phones. That’s $624 total versus $720. Or you could also just use that money to buy a whole bunch of tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Source: Verizon

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