Motorola today announced the Milestone XT720, one of the world's slimmest 8 Megapixel Android smartphones and the first to have a Xenon Flash. Basically being and updated sister-model of the Motorola Milestone but coming without the slide-out keyboard, the Milestone XT720 is a sleek (10.9 mm), Android 2.1 smartphone which features a high definition (HD) video experience and enhanced media and mobile Internet capabilities for users who expect the latest in technology and the ultimate smartphone experience. It features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 1700/2100 MHz and comes with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi b/g, GPS, FM radio and an eCompass.
The Milestone XT720 breaks new ground for Android smartphones by offering an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon flash, 10x digital zoom and a 720p HD camcorder. It allows users to not only capture, view and share high quality photos and videos, but also helps make them look better than ever.
The devices smart image capture feature includes easy panorama, face detection, multi-shot (six shots in a row), face filter, red eye reduction, camera shake prevention and more, to improve the image quality and variety. The high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable (in box) allows HD video captured on the Milestone XT720 to be viewed directly on an HDTV. Last but not least, the device comes with a 8 GB microSD card included in the box which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
The Milestone XT720 is designed to deliver high speed web-browsing and it has the capacity to support up to eight open browser windows. The 3.7" WVGA (480X854) display shows full page websites, videos, games or photos in glorious detail.
Taking full advantage of the power of Android 2.1, the display uses a powerful combination of Motorola's touch user interface (UI) and a capacitive touch sensor for smooth screen flipping and scrolling, and up to five customizable home screens.
A suite of Google mobile applications including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device, as well as Motorola's MOTONAV turn by turn navigation1.
The Milestone XT720 is planned to be released across Europe later this summer. Motorola hasn't announced prices today.
Cheers ~ Arne