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Motorola Milestone XT720 Gets Specs Changed

The Motorola Milestone XT720 is expected to replace the Droid as the flagship smartphone at the US manufacturer as the firm quietly changed a number of vital hardware specifications that makes it a tad more appealing.

The XT720 now comes with an ARM-Cortex A8 SoC clocked at 550MHz with 512MB RAM rather than 256MB RAM as originally thought. The phone is expected to be launched in Europe towards the end of the month and will go head to head against the iPhone 4.

The rest of its configuration remains unchanged. It will be powered by Google's Android OS 2.1, packs a 8-megapixel camera with a Xenon flash, a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 480x854 pixels and will support multi touch.

Other notable features will include a 10.9mm form factor, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA, Bluetooth, micro USB, a 8GB microSD card and a FM Radio.

Oddly enough, while it can record video footage in HD quality, it can't output the content to a HDMI equipped device; furthermore, unlike the original Milestone, this one doesn't come with a keyboard.

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.