Motorola XT720 Milestone Android Smartphone Comes To UK

The Motorola XT720, an updated version of the popular Milestone handset, has been unveiled by the US-based handset manufacturer and comes with a seriously overhauled design.

Like the former, this model comes with a Qualcomm ARM-based processor coupled with the Android 2.1 Eclair OS. Also in the offing is a an 8-megapixel camera with a Xenon flash & a a10x digital zoom and can record at 720p resolutions which can then be displayed on a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen WVGA display.

The phone, formerly known as the Motoroi, sheds the original Milestone's keyboard which slashes the device's thickness to a mere 10.9mm and adds a HDMI port which allows high definition content to be streamed to a compatible device.

Ther XT720 is geared towards high end users, which could explain why there is no Motoblur user interface, Motorola's version of the social networking aggregator that is found on so many Android handsets.

It will be available on T-Mobile and other networks and e-tailers like Expansys and Play.com will offer it on Pre-order from the 11th of June.

Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager for Motorola’s Mobile Devices business in Western Europe said in a statement "MILESTONE XT720 is one of the most powerful phones in Motorola’s current smartphone range."