Canada today announced it will bring its first Android-powered device, the
(aka the Verizon Droid by
Motorola), to Telus
customers in early 2010. The Motorola Milestone, powered by Android 2.0/Eclair,
features the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen
capabilities, as well as the opportunity for users to customize their mobile
like never before with widgets and the freedom to run multiple applications at
once. Milestone's 3.7" WVGA display offers a clearer, more brilliant screen with
twice the resolution of its competitors.
Quick and nimble, Milestone is always ready for lightning-fast browsing with
its superior processing speeds, Flash 10-ready HTML browsing, and premium 3G+
connection speeds. Navigation has never been easier with double-tap and pinch
Milestone takes the power of Google Search beyond the web right into the
phone. Search and retrieve applications, contacts, songs, and more right from
the home screen. With local search, Google makes location-based recommendations
according to where the user is.
"With Motorola Milestone, Canadians will no longer be limited in what
they can do with their smartphone," said Rick Gadd, vice-president, Motorola
Canada Mobile Devices. "They will experience the web the way they've always
wanted on a mobile device, with lightning fast speeds and pages that show
"Telus' new 3G+ network gives Canadians access to a world-class selection
of mobile devices such as the Motorola Milestone," said David Neale, senior
vice-president of Product and Services at Telus. "It is Telus commitment to
offer Canadians the most comprehensive and advanced smartphone line-up
available so that we can meet their needs to stay connected, informed and
entertained wherever they go. That's why the Motorola Milestone will fit
perfectly in our Telus smartphone selection."
With the world's thinnest full QWERTY slider, a widescreen display, and
copy-and-paste capability, Milestone can text, IM and e-mail at blazing speeds.
Personal and business lives co-exist in perfect harmony with work and personal
E-Mail pushed directly to Milestone through Exchange-server support and GmailTM.
Seamless contact integration keeps personal and professional lives in sync and
provides access to friends through Exchange, Facebook and Gmail contacts.
Discover thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets available on
Android Market. Think of the home screen like a personalized desktop; download
applications for music, news, sports or games and arrange them to create a
custom home screen. And, with Milestone's Quick Connect option simply tap a
contact and instantly access his/her via Facebook, phone, E-Mail or text.
Milestone's brilliant crisp 16:9 widescreen display makes photos, videos and
apps pop with cinematic bravado. Milestone's built-in 5 megapixel digital camera
comes with AutoFocus, dual LED flash and image stabilization. When it comes to
video, Milestone records DVD quality footage with one-touch broadcast-quality
playback and easy 3G or Wi-Fi YouTube uploads.
Store favorite movies, photos and music on Milestone's out-of-the-box 16 GB
of memory, expandable up to 32 GB. Manage it all using Motorola Media Link,
which connects Milestone to a PC and the Web, providing the ability to manage,
secure, share and extend media files.
And, when placed in its unique multi-media station, Milestone automatically
transforms into a multi-media hub for movies, music, pictures and can even act
as your bedside alarm clock.
The Motorola Milestone will be available in Canada only for Telus customers
in early 2010.
Cheers ~ Arne