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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 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."

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.