You don't need the R2-D2 Droid phone to download this app, but for full credibility I'd suggest all owners of that phone fork out the $3 it costs. In fact, any Verizon customer with an Android phone should pay up.
It's celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and while the app itself is free to download it costs $3 if you do want to make the most of it. Revolving around the Empire Strikes Back movie, there are live wallpapers, movie clips, photos, soundboards and widgets.
Not to mention a Bounty Hunter scavenger hunt and Star Wars news feed, for staying up-to-date on all cursed 3D-related nonsense. The app is charged to your Verizon bill rather than Google Checkout, so at least you can forget about the small charge until the end of the month. [Droid Life]