To celebrate the release of the new limited edition DROID R2-D2 smartphone, Verizon Wireless on Sam Rittenburg is hosting a Star Wars-themed party. Fans of Star Wars and swanky new cell phones alike are invited to get in costume and attend the event. There will be prizes and giveaways, refreshments, special offers, video games, and other fun Star Wars and smartphone-inspired activities, all with a chance to win this very special mobile device.

Now if you’re solely in the market for this special collector’s edition DROID 2 cell phone, keep in mind there will only be approximately 290 available for purchase. What sets the R2-D2 apart from the standard Droid are the special Star Wars design, start-up sequence, wallpapers and displays, applications and widgets, and other exclusive Star Wars related content.

The party starts at 10 p.m. with the phones going on sale at midnight on a first come, first served basis with a limit of two per person, one of which must be activated on a new two-year contract.

So get there early because fans from Naboo to Mt.Pleasant will be waiting to pick up one of the handheld robots.