While the American cell phone buyers are making a beeline for Android powered Motorola Droid, people living in Europe are preparing to buy their first Android 2.0 smartphone. Motorola has unveiled Android 2.0-powered Motorola Milestone for the European markets. Although, Motorola Milestone is dubbed as the European version of Motorola Droid, but Milestone could not be called an exact replica of the Droid.
Motorola Milestone features
Motorola Milestone is a multi-touch Android phone. The 13.7mm thin handset is currently touted to be the thinnest slider phone in the world. The 3.7 inches multi-touch sensitive display of the Motorola Milestone handset is one of the best displays in the world. The 16:9 widescreen format of the display along with 480 x 854 pixels resolutions will exhibit crisp photos, videos and web pages. The touch sensitive interface of Milestone supports pinch, zoom, double tap and gesture recognition functions. The 5 megapixel camera of the phone is fitted with dual LED flash, 4x digital zoom and auto focus. Along with the virtual keyboard, Motorola Milestone features a physical QWERTY keyboard. This Motorola Android phone is equipped with built-in music and video players. Along with the integrated GPS, the preloaded MotoNav navigation functions will include preinstalled 3D landmarks and trail versions of Easy Search, Lane Guidance, Maps and Points of Interest. You can use Motorola Milestone for exchanging emails, multimedia messages and text messages. This phone supports instant messaging, with Gtalk preloaded in the handset, and voice mail. Depending on the extent of usage, the 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery of Motorola Milestone supports up to 390 minutes of talk time and up to 350 hours of standby time.
Web browsing with Milestone will be supported by multi window HTML 5 webkit browser. This 3G enabled smartphone will run on quad band GSM and WCDMA networks. Milestone supports stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity and PC syncing through USB 2.0. With the help of micro SD memory card, external memory of the phone could be expanded up to 32GB. The CrystalTalk technology included in the handset significantly reduces background noise. With this Android handset, you can access prominent Google services, such as Android Market, Google Search, Google Mail and Google Talk.
Motorola Milestone will be available in Italy and Germany from 9 November. Later Motorola will sell this phone in other European countries.