Motorola’s Android Mobile Phone ‘Milestone’ Enters India

By March 31st, 2010 AT 10:56 AM

As Indian wireless market is going to enter 3G era very soon, handset makers are furious to capture the market. Just 2 days before LG launched its Android based 3G handset GW620, now Motorola lands in India with its Android 2.1 based Milestone.The Motorola “Milestone” creates a milestone in India being first Android 2.1 OS based smartphone. Motorola describes it as ‘No Compromise’ mobile device. Motorola Milestone is actually Motorola Droid with quad-band GSM/UMTS version.

Motorola had a strong marketshare in India both in CDMA and GSM handset market, out of most were sold along with bundle offer of operators. But last 2 years Motorola had a loss in India and they had to shut down entire handsets manufacturing department in India.

Following the success of Droid in US where market has strong competitors like Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus One, Motorola now rolling out this smartphone in other countries. It is already launched in Germany, Italy, Argentina, UK &  Hong Kong and Malaysia. Motorola wants to creates a milestone with the success of Milestone.

Motorola Milestone is powerhouse device with ARM Cortex A8 processor. It is the same processor that powers the iPhone 3GS and Samsung multimedia powerhouse Omnia HD.

Hardware ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX530 graphics ANTENNA TYPE: Internal
Memory 133 MB internal
Card Slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included
OS ANDROID™ PLATFORM Android 2.1
Form Factor Slider QWERTY Color – Black

Dimensions- 115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm

Weight- 165 g

Backlight

DEDICATED KEYS: Back, Home, Volume control, Camera, Search, Power/Lock, Menu

DOUBLE TAP

HAPTIC FEEDBACK

KEYPAD LOCK

LIGHT-RESPONSIVE DISPLAY

PINCH AND ZOOM

VIRTUAL KEYBOARD

Display TFT, 3.7″; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen; PPI 267 TOUCH SCREEN: Gesture recognition

ACCELEROMETER

SENSORS: Proximity ambient light sensor

Network 3G WCDMA/900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA(HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps), GPRS Class 12, WiFi
Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels. 4x Digital Zoom, Flash dual LED, AutoFocus with image stabilization Image Editing Tools
Messaging EMAIL: Push Gmail, Push Exchange, IMAP, POP3 MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING (MMS)

PREDICTIVE TEXT

TEXT MESSAGING (SMS)

IMAGE FILE FORMATS: GIF, PNG, JPEG, BMP

INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) via

Gtalk™

Standard voice mail

Calling CALLER ID: Ringer ID, Picture ID, On main display SPEAKERPHONE

CONFERENCE CALLING: Three-way call

EMERGENCY DIAL

NOISE REDUCTION with CrystalTalk™

ON HOLD CALL

PHONE BOOK – Unified contact list

SPEED DIAL – Direct Dial and Direct Message shortcuts

VIBRACALL

WAIT AND PAUSE DIALLING

Call records- Practically unlimited

Multimedia 3.5 mm audio jack MUSIC PLAYER

VIDEO CAPABLE

D1 video playback (720×480 @ 30 fps – NTSC) or (720×576 @ 25 fps – PAL)

VIDEO CAPTURE

PLAYABLE FORMATS: eAAC+, MP3, AMR WB, MPEG-4, H.264, WAV, AAC, AAC+, H.263, MIDI, AMR NB, OGG

STREAMING MEDIA

Video

VIDEO CAPTURE RATE: DVD quality up to 24fps ; D1 (720×480) resolution

RINGTONE FORMATS: eAAC, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, MP3, OGG

RINGTONES – Preloaded and downloadable

WALLPAPERS- Preloaded and downloadable

Connectivity BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY: Stereo Bluetooth® Technologie v2.1 + EDR. Profiles HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, PBAP
WiFi 802.11 b/g GPS AND LOCATION SERVICES: aGPS

CONNECTOR TYPE:Micro USB, USB2.0 High Speed

Internet and Web Access WEB BROWSER – Location enabled, multi window HTML5 webkit browser
Google applications Google Search, Google Maps with Google Latitude, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk™
Motorola Specials MOTONAV: 3D Landmarks, Easy Search, Lane Guidance, Maps, Point of Interest MOTOROLA SOFTWARE UPDATES, MOTOROLA MEDIA LINK
Navigation GPS, MOTONAV – turn-by-turn navigation, Google Maps, E-Compass Latitude * Milestone packs in a lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable maps of 401 Indian cities.
Apps Unified Google and Microsoft Office Contacts ANDROID MARKET for Intelligent plug-ins make your apps smarter
Utilities Calendar: Exchange, syncs with Google CLOCK – Alarm clock

FLIGHT MODE

Multimedia station to transform MILESTONE into a clock, movie player or digital picture frame.

Battery 1400 mAh Li Ion Talk time: Up to 6 hr 30 min

Stand-by 2G GSM: up 350 hrs;

-UNTS / 3G: up to 380 hrs

Price In India Rs. 32990

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Nice phone i like it
may i know it’s prize………..?
Thanks to motorola

Dinesh
Dinesh

Droid is given a new life to motorola .. so interesting to see this how it does in indian market …

price is too much but advantage that its unlocked version ..

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