Motorola Milestone is a mobile phone initially launched in Europe in late 2009. It is the first device to feature Google’s new Android 2.0 operating system, although Motorola has previously used the older Android system in its CLIQ and MOTOBLUR mobile products.
Technology sites are praising Milestone’s ability to make social networking truly mobile. Milestone includes access to Google’s Search, Maps, Mail, and YouTube.
If you are researching the Motorola Milestone unlocked, you will also find the U.S.-based Motorola DROID. Those reviewing both models note the DROID’s navigation comes with the aforementioned Google features. The Milestone features Motorola’s exclusive MOTONAV navigation, which has 2D and 3D maps and a program that speaks the directions. Milestone plots the routes quickly and combines traffic information with a searchable directory of friends and businesses along the route. The Milestone offers GSM radio standards, the most common digital wireless program for phones. The DROID has the less popular CDMA.
The exterior of the Milestone has a 3.7-inch WVGA widescreen, handling an impressive 400,000 plus pixels, and a QWERTY keyboard. Some reviewers complain that the icons are too small. The phone provides access to 3G networks and Wi-Fi, giving you the ability to call, text, or email a friend while both of you are on the run. You can even receive software updates and mesh your personal and work calendars with a touch of the screen.
An optional, and separate purchase would be the multimedia station. This would enable the Milestone’s multi-media features, which would allow the user to watch movies, listen to music and use the phone as an alarm clock.
With all its enhanced navigation and social features, the Motorola Milestone should leave its competitors, including the iPhone, in the dust. The battery will last at least 8 hours, making the Milestone an excellent traveling companion.