Motorola has entered back into the South African market with the announcement of the Milestone. An Android based smart phone with a thin QWERTY sliding keyboard ‚ measuring 13,7mm thick.
Milestone is without compromise, setting new standards for how fast, smart and multi-tasking a modern smart phone should be. Powered by Android 2.1, it offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and is one of the world’s thinnest QWERTY sliders (13.7mm). The Milestone also boasts a hi-resolution, multi-touch, pinch and zoom display.
A suite of Google mobile applications including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device. Plus users have access to thousands of apps and widgets from Android Market.
‚Milestone is a smart phone without compromise, delivering a wiser, richer web and messaging experience. This is possible through the combination of Motorola’s expertise in design and a truly differentiated Android experience,‚ says Stephen Nolan, Area Vice President for the Middle East and Africa of Motorola.
‚As an Android 2.1 device, Milestone does what other smart phones 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 the world and pleased to announce its arrival in South Africa today.‚
Make the most of Motorola’s Milestone on the move with the Driver’s Pack which comes complete with a phone cradle, car mount and in-car charger. Specifically designed for the Milestone, the car mount fits like a glove whether it’s on your windscreen or dashboard, so you can speak hands-free and stay in touch on the move. The in-car charger helps keep your conversation going for longer as it charges your phone when the battery is on reserve. You can also use the flexible car mount to adjust your phone to an angle that is best for you.
Milestone will initially be ranged in South Africa with MTN.
To date, Milestone has been launched in France, Italy, Germany, UK, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Further availability will be announced as Motorola continues to expand its Android-based portfolio around the world.