Motorola’s earlier announced Android powered Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone has been upgraded which is being termed as MILESTONE XT720 and clad all new 8 MP digital camera replacing 5 MP in earlier version coupled with Android OS seeing upgraded to much newer ver 2.1 (Eclair), though not ver 2.2 as yet.
The upgraded MILESTONE XT720 is powered by TI OMAP3440 720 MHz processor with 512-MB RAM and 512-MB Flash RAM replacing ARM Cortex A8 processor and it runs Android v2.1 (Eclair) operating system0. For data connectivity options include Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 EDR with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g wireless networking, GPRS class 12, 3G HSDPA connection and microUSB port.
There is a new 8.0 MP digital camera with authentic Xenon flash and 4x zoom lens replacing 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 8X digital zoom with auto-focus delivering maximum still picture resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels.
The new digital camera is also capable of video recording in full 720p HD 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 24 fps.
The smartphone also features 3-axis Accelerometer, magnetometer digital compass, proximity meter for auto turn off and ambient light sensor for enhanced reading.
Designed to deliver Android without compromise, the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is a blend of form and function that offers the thinnest QWERTY slider on the market at just 13.7 mm and a hi-resolution, multi-touch and pinch display with twice the pixels of the leading competitor.
For users who want the ultimate smart phone experience, Motorola MILESTONE offers the ability to use multiple applications at the same time, effortless multi-touch pinch and zoom browsing, and cinematic navigation through music, videos and maps of the world.
The MILESTONE XT720 Smartphone allows Work and personal emails streaming into an easy-to-navigate single unified inbox. Respond quickly with the QWERTY or virtual keypads. And plug-in calendars, contacts and social network messages with apps from Android Market
Motorola MILESTONE XT720 also offers enriched Web experience, enhanced navigation features and access to over 50,000 apps and widgets from Android Market. A suite of Google applications including Google Maps with Latitude, Google Mail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device.
For Indian consumers, the MILESTONE would include a lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable maps of 401 Indian cities. This offers voice-guided navigation and routing in the cities and across major national and state highways.
With the help of this phone Indian consumers can drive to 6 villages and 400,000 towns and explore their points of interest like premium/budget hotels, eating joints, petrol pumps, hospitals, ATMs and also the religious and tourist spots.
The Motorola Milestone Multimedia Station transforms phone into a bedside alarm clock, music player or a digital picture frame. And for navigation on-the-go, the Motorola Milestone Car Mount gets you from Point A to Point B, hands-free.
In MILESTONE, form and function align to offer a clearer, more brilliant widescreen for enjoyable pinch and zoom Web browsing, the thinnest slider keyboard for messaging and push email that syncs both work and personal accounts, and a range of entertainment features including DVD quality video playback.
Key features include:
- World’s thinnest QWERTY slider at just 13.7mm
- Android OS v2.1 (Eclair)
- 3.7-inch widescreen display, 480 x 854 pixels FWVGA 16M color capable touchscreen display
- Pinch & zoom and double tap features
- 512-MB RAM, 512-MB Flash ROM
- microSD card slot, maximum 32GB storage
- 8.0 megapixel camera with authentic Xenon flash, 8X digital zoom, auto-focus
- Video Recording in 720p HD 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps
- Video playback H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR WB, OGG, MIDI, AMR NB
- Ringtones eAAC, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, MP3, OGG
- Motorola Media Link and Motorola Phone Portal to manage and share media content across desktop, phone and the Web
- Location enabled, multi-window HTML5 Webkit web browser
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+A2DP
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- Built-in GPS + A-GPS with Google Maps 3.0
- CrystalTalk Plus for superior talk quality
- 1400 mAh Li Ion Battery: 5 hrs talktime, 350 hours stand-by time on 2G network
- Weight – 160 gms
In addition, the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 also features full suite of the Google applications that includes Google Maps with Latitude, Google Talk, Google Mail, YouTube and includes unified Google and Microsoft Office Contacts.
The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 also equipped with built-in GPS with MOTONAV allowing turn-by-turn navigation and includes Google Maps and E-Compass Latitude. Other features includes Email Support: IMAP and POP, Google Mail, IM Support: Google Talk and Calendar.
Motorola MILESTONE in its earlier avatar was available in India for Rs. 32,900 with warranty. There is no news about the price and availability of MILESTONE XT720 in India market as yet.
Update – 3 August 2010
Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is now available in India for the price of Rs. 34,990 with one year warranty.