If you are a Verizon Wireless subscriber with a contract well past its middle-point, you may be eligible for an early upgrade. PhoneScoop reports that Big Red is now offering the same early upgrade promotion for the Droid 2 as it did for the X. If your contract is set to expire at any point in 2010, you qualify.
The early upgrade allows you to get a brand new Droid 2 for just $199.99, along with a 2-year contract extension, of course. This is a great deal, but Big Red isn't giving it out of the kindness of their heart. This holiday season will see the launch of a bunch of cool phones, and more are certain to arrive by January. It may be worth your while to hold off in making any decisions until later in the year, when the full sweep of smartphone deals comes to light.