Motorola Android Milestone 2 handset ready to blast out of Basingstoke

Motorola Android Milestone 2 handset ready to blast out of Basingstoke

Hot out of buzzin’ Basingstoke, England UK is the news that Motorola’s new MILESTONE 2 Android handset is set to be unleashed on the rolling hills and beer-can cluttered urban landscapes of Blighty.

Top boy

As smartphones go, this one definitely sits at the top table, packing a 1 GHz processor, a generous 3.7 inches capacitive, multi-touch screen supporting  480 x 854 pixels resolution and a full QWERTY keyboard, all running on the latest Android 2.2 OS.

Motorola Android Milestone 2 handset ready to blast out of Basingstoke

Snappy shooter

There’s also a 5 megapixel shooter onboard with auto focus, image stabilisation and geo-tagging plus 720p video recording, Flash 10.1, DLNA support and a microSD/microSDHC slot for expansion.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, with media support for MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG music files and MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV  video.

The MILESTONE will come with the MOTOBLUR interface pre-packed and a 8 GB micro-SD card lobbed in for the lolz, with the whole package available at the start of Q4 of 2010.

But – hey! – that’s enough of our yacking – here’s the full press release, coming live and direct from the Basingstoke massive:

Motorola MILESTONE™ 2 Gives You More for all your Smartphone Needs

BASINGSTOKE, September 1, 2010 –– Motorola today introduced MILESTONE™ 2 enhanced with MOTOBLUR™. The Android™ 2.2 device offers more speed, more connectivity, more messaging, more storage, more web with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, more multimedia and more personalisation than the original award-winning MILESTONE.

The powerhouse device features a 1Ghz processor, allowing users to sift through their content quickly, even when running multiple applications simultaneously or a number of open web browser pages. Respond to e-mails or texts quickly with an improved and more spacious QWERTY keyboard including larger keys and better tactility for easier typing. MILESTONE 2 also acts as a 3G mobile hotspot1 to connect up to five WiFi® enabled devices, so you turn practically anywhere into a hive of productivity.

“MILESTONE 2 offers more power, more speed, with an improved keyboard, so users can send, access and share information even quicker than before to manage their work and personal life,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. “This introduction not only reaffirms our commitment to innovate on Android but offers consumers the leading edge features they crave including fast web browsing, messaging, application downloads and multimedia.”

MILESTONE 2 also features the latest version of Motorola’s unique solution, MOTOBLUR, which makes it even easier to manage all of your emails, messages and social updates in one easy place with the additions of filtering, resizable widgets, added corporate security and a versatile battery manager.

Further enhancements to the original MILESTONE include 720p HD video capture and playback allowing you to capture life’s moments in crystal clear detail, whilst the Adobe Flash Player 10.1 allows mobile users to experience millions of rich websites the way they were meant to be seen, including rich video and gaming content, and you can share all of your multimedia with DLNA compatible devices. The experience is rounded off with a connected music player delivering lyrics to your songs, additional artist news and information, as well as integrated social applications for sharing and giving recommendations. Users will have plenty of room for their content with up to 8GB internal memory and an 8GB microSD card inbox, expandable to 32GB.

A suite of Google™ mobile applications including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™ are also integrated onto the device. Plus you have access to Android Market™ which has more than 70,000 applications.

Smart Accessories

The device ships with an 8GB micro SD card and wired headset, and owners can also download free the Motorola Media Link software that makes transferring your music and other multimedia from computer to phone even easier.

Make the most of Motorola’s MILESTONE 2 at home, in the car or at the office with the optional smart accessories:

  • The car cradle is ready for the road. Simply drop in your MILESTONE 2 or original MILESTONE and it automatically turns into car mode. This gives one-touch access to your favourite in-car applications, including your handsfree calling contacts, your music, internet radio, podcasts, Google Maps™ with Navigation™ and more. Plug, play, drive and charge your MILESTONE 2 with the rapid in car charger that plugs into your cradle.
  • The multimedia station is a stylish dock for your MILESTONE 2 or original MILESTONE. When docked, your phone automatically changes to desktop mode showing alarm clock and favourite multimedia applications such as a slide show of pictures. Desktop mode can be personalised allowing you to show the applications you want, all whilst charging your device.

Key MILESTONE 2 features include:

  • 1Ghz processor now with 802.11n support
  • 3G mobile hotspot – connect up to five other Wi-Fi devices
  • Latest version of MOTOBLUR
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Multi-touch, pinch to zoom, double tap zoom
  • 720p HD video capture and playback
  • 5MP imager with dual LED flash
  • Up to 40GB of memory
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Enterprise Exchange support
  • Improved design; more spacious QWERTY keyboard including larger keys and better tactility DLNA / WiFi / Bluetooth® 2.1 connectivity

Additional functionality and apps include:

  • Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude and Street View, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk™
  • Unified Google and Exchange Contacts
  • Navigation: GPS, Google Maps, E-Compass Latitude
  • Email Support: IMAP/POP3, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Corporate Sync, Push Email, Quick Office document viewer
  • IM Support: Google Talk
  • Calendar: Exchange, Calendar

Availability

MILESTONE 2 will be available in Europe beginning Q4 2010.