Motorola slept too long and now, they are awake with an attitude and something new for us geeks and non-geeks. Presenting, the Motorola Milestone (GSM), Motorola’s latest Android phone.

Motorola Milestone is the GSM version of Motorola Droid, a CDMA device offered by Verizon. The latter was launched in America on October 17 and the former was then eventually introduced in Britain on December 10. Milestone is noted for its features and top-notch design. It boasts an Android OS, 5 megapixel camera and a full qwerty keyboard. One of the notable differences of Milestone and Droid is that the former has multi-touch.  Built to bring down the Iphone, Motorola Milestone is packed with more features the Iphone doesn’t have. When its TV ad was launched in the States, it listed several things which Iphone doesn’t have and ended it with “Droid Does”. The video below says it all.



Motorola recently launched this phone in Hong Kong last December 12, being the first country to have Milestone at their shopping disposal. (Lucky Chinese!) In the Philippines, according to a Motorola representive I emailed, he said, “..presently, there is no information available about the exact release date of this handset in the Philippines.” I then realized that Milestone’s release in the Philippines is imminent. People from Motorola Philippines just do not know the exact date. Get ready Philippines!

Meanwhile, check out the complete spec of Motorola Milestone:

Detailed Technical Specifications of Motorola Milestone

Brand: Motorola
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Manufacturer: Motorola Mobile Devices
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Hardware:Designer: Motorola Mobile Devices
Release;Date: December, 2009


(width x height x depth):
60 x 115.8 x 13.7 millimetres
2.4 x 4.6 x 0.5 inches
Bounding+Volume: 95.2 cubecentimetres
Mass: 169 grams (battery included)


Embedded:Operating+System: Google Android 2.0
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Operating_System;Kernel: Linux 2.6.29


CPU:Clock: 550 MHz
CPU: Texas Instruments OMAP 3430
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Width:of;Machine_Word: 32 bit
CPU_Core: ARM Cortex-A8
Level+1cache: 32KiB data cache / 32 KiB instruction cache
Instruction_Set: ARMv7


RAM:type: Supported
RAMcapacity: 256 MiB
ROM:type: Flash EEPROM
ROM_capacity: 512 MiB
SecondaryROM;type: Flash EEPROM
Secondary;ROM_capacity: 15258 MiB
Secondary;ROM;capacity+inbytes: 16 GB (billion bytes)


Display+Type: color transflective TFT display
Display;Color_Depth: 24 bit/pixel (16777216 scales)
Display:Diagonal: 3.7 ” (93.3 millimetres)
Display:Resolution: 480 x 854 (409920 pixels)
ViewableDisplay;Size: 1.8 ” x 3.2 ” (45.71 x 81.33 millimetres)
Dot+Pitch: 266.7 pixel/inch (0.09524 millimetre/pixel)


Audio;Channel(s): stereo sound
Digital/Analog Converter
16 bit resolution
44100 Hz holding frequency
Microphone(s): stereo sound
Loudspeaker(s): mono sound
Audio;Output: 3.5mm plug


Cellular:Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100
Cellular:Data+Links: CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Call_Alert: 40 -chord melody (polyphonic)
Vibrating:Alert: Supported


Positioning_Device: Multi-touch screen & TouchPad
Primary_Keyboard: Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, 43 keys
Automatic keyboard backlight (upon press of any key)
Directional_Pad: Four-way (with action button)
ScrollWheel: Not supported


Expansion:Interfaces: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash, SDIO
Supports High Capacity (SD 2.0/HC) memory cards with capacity of up to 32GB
USB: USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector
Bluetooth+(802.15): Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate, Internal antenna
Wireless+LAN/Wi-Fi_(802.11): IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 54 Mbit/s
Internal antenna
Infrared:Gate: Not supported


AnalogRadio: Not supported
Digital_Media_Broadcast: Not supported


Built-in+GPSmodule: Supported
GPSProtocol: NMEA 0183
GPS+Antenna: Internal antenna
Complementary:GPS+Services: Assisted GPS, QuickGPS


Sensor:Type: CMOS sensor
Resolution: 2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)
Autofocus:(AF): Supported
Optical:Zoom: 1 x
Macro;Mode: No information
Built-in:Flash: mobile light (LED)
Camcorder: 720×480 pixels , 24frame/sec
Recordable:Image+Formats: JPG
Recordable;VideoFormats: 3GP, MPEG4


Battery+Technology: Lithium-ion battery
Battery:Build: removable
Battery;Capacity: 1390 mAh


Built-in+accelerometer: Supported
  • capacitive display
  • built-in digital compass
  • Motorola CrystalTalk Plus
  • GPRS Class 12
  • Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP
  • AVRCP)
  • haptic feedback
  • speech recognition
  • image stabilization
  • Google Maps Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Maps
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • face recognition
  • 8GB microSD
Datasheet:State: Preliminary specifications
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Datasheet;Added: Nov 7, 09 22:35:13
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