Motorola MILESTONE XT720 Launches With Android 2.1

Boy, Motorola has come a long way. The company skyrocketed into mobile fame with the introduction of the RAZR, but shortly fell off of the map by failing to follow that phone with something equally amazing. After years of waiting, Motorola delivered the DROID on Verizon Wireless, and suddenly, the company was back in business. The Motorola family of phones has continued to grow since, and today yet another new one was introduced: the MILESTONE XT720.

It's the world's slimmest 8MP Android smartphone and the first-ever to have a Xenon flash. Android 2.1 is loaded on, and while that's the latest version, it's hard to swallow with Android 2.2 being announced last month at Google I/O. Other specifications include a 3.7" WVGA display, a 720p camcorder mode, the full Google suite of apps, an 8GB microSD card, and an HDMI output. It uses a 550MHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, so it's not quite as powerful as the Snagdragon-based alternatives. But it seems that this phone is aimed at the mid-range crowd rather than the high-end buyers, so we guess that makes sense.

Motorola has announced plans to launch the phone soon in Europe, with future nations to likely get details soon.

BASINGSTOKE, UK – June 7, 2010 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced MILESTONE™ XT720, one of the world's slimmest 8 Megapixel Android™ smartphones and the first to have a Xenon Flash.

This sleek (10.9mm), capacitive touch Android 2.1 phone also features a high definition (HD) video experience and enhanced media and mobile internet capabilities for users who expect the latest in technology and the ultimate smartphone experience.

Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager for Motorola's Mobile Devices business in Western Europe said, "MILESTONE XT720 is one of the most powerful phones in Motorola's current smartphone range. Slim, sophisticated and technically savvy, MILESTONE XT720 is a high performance device designed for those who are actively engaged in both their work and social lives.

"With MILESTONE XT720, Motorola has taken yet another step towards eliminating the barriers for consumers to creating and consuming media on the go."

Enhanced Digital Camera & Video
MILESTONE XT720 breaks new ground for Android smartphones by offering an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 10x digital zoom, and a 720p HD camcorder. It allows users to not only capture, view and share high quality photos and videos, but also helps make them look better than ever. Key features include:

• Smart image capture: includes easy panorama, face detection, multi-shot (six shots in a row), face filter, red eye reduction, camera shake prevention and more, to improve the image quality and variety
• High definition multimedia interface (HDMI™): HDMI cable (in box) allows HD video captured on the MILESTONE XT720 to be viewed directly on an HDTV
• Memory card support: 8GB microSD card included inbox; expandable up to 32GB

Designed For Mobile Internet
MILESTONE™ XT720 is designed to deliver high speed web-browsing and it has the capacity to support up to eight open browser windows. The huge 3.7 inch, WVGA (480X854) display shows full page websites, videos, games, or photos in glorious detail.

Taking full advantage of the power of Android 2.1, the display uses a powerful combination of Motorola's touch user interface (UI) and a capacitive touch sensor for smooth screen flipping and scrolling, and up to five customisable home screens.

A suite of Google™ mobile applications including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™ are also integrated onto the device, as well as Motorola's MOTONAV turn by turn navigation1.

Advanced Mobile Office
MILESTONE XT720 supports management of multiple accounts and document editing to ensure efficiency and true multi-tasking on the go.
• Synchronise and manage multiple email accounts simultaneously, letting you separate your work and personal inboxes
• Gmail contacts sync: synchronise contacts from the accounts that are added on the device.

Apps Power
MILESTONE XT720 provides easy access to thousands of apps available on Android Market™ and has the processing power to ensure your favourites run swiftly and smoothly.

For more information about availability, please contact your local Motorola representative.

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