today's earlier information that
launch its DROID
Android smartphone in Europe as the
Motorola now officially announced the Milestone for Germany. Running on Android
2.0/Eclair the Milestone is powered by a 550 MHz TI CPU and indeed supports
quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900 and 2100 MHZ.
Also onboard are WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS/sGPS and a G-sensor. Neither
a compass nor an FM radio are mentioned in the specs. The autofocus camera
features 5 megapixel and comes with two LED flashes. Like all current Motorola
Android smartphones, the Milestone also features the slide-out QWERTZ/Y
At a size of 60x115.80x13.70 mm, the Milestone weights 165 g and features a
3.7" WVGA (480x854 pixel) touchscreen. And while it's not yet confirmed if
the Milestone will feature Motorola's Moto Blur user interface, the Milestone is
definitely not a Google Experience phone at
all, even if it includes Google Search, Android Market,
Gmail, Google Maps Mobile and GTalk nevertheless.
According to Motorola Germany, the Motorola Milestone will be initially
available from O2
Vodafone Germany and The Phone House. Availability is planned for calendar
week 46. Motorola's official consumer price (without a contract) is given with
Motorola hasn't unveiled any further information yet about planned releases in
other European countries.
Cheers ~ Arne