iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Price Of Motorola Milestone 2 Slashed To £200

Android smartphones with a proper physical QWERTY keyboard are rare, so prospective buyers will be happy about the discounted Motorola Milestone 2 from Expansys, which can be had for £200.

Like the iPhone 4, it has a single core ARM Cortex A8 chipset clocked at 1GHz (a TI OMAP model) but double the onboard system memory (512MB), 8GB RAM, a bigger screen (3.7-inch) with a 854x480 pixel resolution, a five megapixel camera with flash, DLNA, 720p video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB and GPS.

Motorola - which is now owned by Google - has also thrown in a 4GB microSD card, while the reader can house up to 32GB models.

As for the keyboard, it is an improved version of the one found on the original Milestone. As expected, the Milestone 2 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo although a Gingerbread upgrade is already available.

It also comes with Motorola's Motoblur service, a social aggregator which also offers the ability to more sync your phone and wipe it if it is lost or stolen.

Rivals at this price are few and far between; the HTC Desire Z has a slower processor and lesser hardware, plus it is significantly more expensive than is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro.