By December 11, 2009

Motorola Milestone Launches in UK

Today has seen the official launch of the much anticipated Motorola Milestone (also known as the Droid in the USA).



Motorola Milestone



BASINGSTOKE, UK – December 10, 2009 — The Motorola MILESTONET, Europe’s first Android 2.0 powered smartphone, will be available in the UK from today on eXpansys ( ).

The highly anticipated MILESTONE joins DEXT with MOTOBLURT as the second handset in Motorola’s recently revealed Android portfolio and will be ranged exclusively with eXpansys until December 31.

MILESTONE is without compromise, setting new standards for how fast, smart and multi-tasking a modern smartphone should be. Powered by Android 2.0, it offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and the world’s thinnest QWERTY slider (13.7mm). The MILESTONE also boasts a hi-resolution and pinch and zoom display.

A suite of GoogleT mobile applications including Google SearchT, Google MapsT, Google MailT and YouTubeT are also integrated onto the device. Plus users have access to thousands of apps and widgets from Android MarketT.

“MILESTONE joins DEXT in our evolving Android portfolio and is further proof of our vision for Android as the platform to unleash the power of mobile internet,” said Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager of Motorola Western Europe.

“As an Android 2.0 device, MILESTONE does what other smartphones don’t. It was designed to enhance consumer experiences – and its full screen web browsing experience, ability to juggle between multiple apps, and suite of Google applications deliver. We have been delighted with the anticipation and demand for MILESTONE across Europe.”

“This is an exciting announcement for eXpansys, as we believe the MILESTONE will exceed our customers’ expectations. Our strategy has always been to offer breakthrough smartphones and gadgets which enrich our customers’ lives,” said Roger Butterworth, CEO for eXpansys. 

“We know our customers want to be the first to get hold of the MILESTONE and try the latest Google platform and that’s why we’re offering up to £100 cash back for customers eligible to trade in their old phone.”

Key MILESTONE features include:

· 3.7″ widescreen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400,000 total pixels

· High-speed, cortex A8 processor

· Multi-touch, pinch and zoom, double tap zoom

· 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash

· Motorola Media Link and Motorola Phone Portal to manage and share media content across desktop, phone and the Web

· Stereo Bluetooth® / BT 2.1, USB 2.0

· 3.5mm headset jack

· CrystalTalkT Plus for superior talk quality

· 8GB memory card

Additional functionality and apps include:

· Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude, Google Mail, YouTube, and Google TalkT

· Unified Google and Microsoft Office Contacts

· Navigation: GPS, MOTONAV * turn-by-turn navigation, Google Maps, E-Compass Latitude

· Email Support: IMAP and POP, Google Mail

· IM Support: Google Talk

· Calendar: Exchange, Calendar


eXpansys will offer MILESTONE as either SIM free and unlocked (£449.99) or from £49.99 when bundled with an 18 month, £35 a month T-mobile contract. eXpansys is also offering consumers who trade in their old HTC, BlackBerry or Apple iPhone up to a £100 rebate via mail. For more information about pricing and availability:


To date, MILESTONE is available in Italy, Germany, France, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Further availability will be announced as Motorola continues to expand its Android-based portfolio around the world. For more information please visit

In North America, Motorola’s first two Android-based devices to hit the market are known as CLIQ with MOTOBLUR and DROIDT.


We are expecting to get our hands on one of these beauties shortly so watch out for the unboxing video followed by the full review.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

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