With all the chatter surrounding the Motorola Droid 2 as of late, it isn’t surprising the next rumor is an earlier launch date. Engadget is citing “a trusted source” that Verizon will launch the Motorola Droid 2 on August 12 in a soft launch, because the marketing campaign will not be in full swing until August 23. We all know how important a strong media campaign is for Verizon and Motorola, who have produced a number of videos for the Droid X. In addition, the trusted source is claiming Verizon may launch a special edition R2-D2 Motorola Droid 2. If this part of the rumor pans out, a select number of Motorola Droid 2s may feature the lovable R2-D2 on the back of the device. To recap, there is a good chance the Motorola Droid 2 will launch August 12 in a soft launch. The full launch is still expected on August 23 after the media campaign is fully underway. And for Star Wars enthusiasts, R2-D2 may make a special appearance on the Droid 2. Should any more information break regarding the Droid 2, we’ll stay on top of it.