Motorola Brings Android 2.1 Powered MILESTONE Smartphone to India

Motorola India, today officially introduced Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone in India, which is set to become the first Android 2.1-powered phone for India, offering a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features.

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The Motorola’s MILESTONE being released in India today is NOT the recently upgraded MILESTONE XT720 model. The upgraded MILESTONE XT720 model features TI OMAP3440 720 MHz processor and 8.0 MP digital camera replacing 5 megapixel camera.

Powered by Google Android 2.1 operating system for mobile devices, Motorola MILESTONE smartphone is available in India for MRP of Rs. 32,990 and offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and one of the world’s thinnest QWERTY sliders (13.7mm or 1.37cm) smartphone.

A suite of Google mobile applications including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device. Plus users have access to thousands of apps and widgets from Android Market.

The Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone is powered by ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz Processor with  PowerVR SGX530 graphics and includes 133-MB internal memory and 256-MB Flash memory and it runs Android v2.1 (Eclair) operating system0. Data connectivity options includes Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 EDR with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g wireless networking, GPRS class 12, 3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, 3G HSUPA 5.76 Mbps connection and microUSB port.

The Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone also features a 5.0 MP digital camera with Dual-LED flash,  and 8x digital zoom lens with auto-focus delivering maximum still picture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels still picture resolution. The camera is also capable of video recording in 720 x 480 pixels resolution @ 24fps.

The MILESTONE 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 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 Motorola MILESTONE 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

Offering enriched Web experience, the Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone also includes enhanced navigation features and access to over 75,000 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 Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone comes loaded with 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 Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone, 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.

Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone also offers GPS navigation service that is free with no activation or data charges, independent of mobile networks and can be used even without inserting the SIM card, as the maps are fully loaded on the smartphone itself.

“MILESTONE is a smart phone without compromise, delivering a wiser, richer web and messaging experience. This is possible through the combination of Motorola’s expertise in design and a truly differentiated Android experience,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, Mobile Devices, Motorola India.

The Motorola MILESTONE 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.

Key MILESTONE 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
  • 133-MB internal RAM, 512-MB Flash memory
  • microSD card slot, maximum 32GB storage
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 8X digital zoom, auto-focus
  • Video Recording in 720 x 480 @ 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 – 165 gms

Additional functionality and apps include:

  • Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk,
  • Unified Google, Microsoft Office and Facebook Contacts
  • Navigation: GPS, MOTONAV turn-by-turn navigation with India maps
  • Email Support: IMAP, POP3, Gmail and Exchange
  • IM Support: Google Talk
  • Calendar: Exchange, syncs with Google Calendar

Price and Availability

The Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone is now available in India at select retails outlets in select cities for MRP of Rs. 32,990 with one year warranty.