Last month, a rumor started making its rounds regarding a UK-bound Motorola Motoroi. That rumor still isn’t true, apparently, but it’s still kind of true at the same time. The phone will actually be called the Motorola Milestone XT720 and will be slightly different from what we know as the Motoroi (Motorola considers the pair of phones “sisters”).
Lining right up with what we heard when that story broke, the device will feature an 8-megapixel camera, 720p video recording (at 24FPS, to boot) and a xenon flash (a God-send for photography buffs). We’ve gotten more information regarding the device’s unmentionables, too, with it sporting a 550Mhz ARM Cortex A8 processor (an overclockable beast).
Other confirmed specs include a 3.7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480×854, an HDMI port (cable included, thankfully) and it also ships with an 8GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB). It’ll be running Android 2.1 and the latest version of MOTOBLUR, as we expected. Engadget’s reporting that their hands-on unit received a network update from Orange UK indicating that it may be the first carrier to see the device. We’re convinced that this phone should be a pretty big deal in one way or another whenever it’s set to arrive sometime this year. Press details straight ahead.
BASINGSTOKE, UK – June 7, 2010 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced MILESTONE™ XT720, one of the world’s slimmest 8 Megapixel Android™ smartphones and the first to have a Xenon Flash.
This sleek (10.9mm), capacitive touch Android 2.1 phone also features a high definition (HD) video experience and enhanced media and mobile internet capabilities for users who expect the latest in technology and the ultimate smartphone experience.
Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager for Motorola’s Mobile Devices business in Western Europe said, “MILESTONE XT720 is one of the most powerful phones in Motorola’s current smartphone range. Slim, sophisticated and technically savvy, MILESTONE XT720 is a high performance device designed for those who are actively engaged in both their work and social lives.
“With MILESTONE XT720, Motorola has taken yet another step towards eliminating the barriers for consumers to creating and consuming media on the go.”
Enhanced Digital Camera & Video
MILESTONE XT720 breaks new ground for Android smartphones by offering an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 10x digital zoom, and a 720p HD camcorder. It allows users to not only capture, view and share high quality photos and videos, but also helps make them look better than ever. Key features include:
• Smart image capture: includes easy panorama, face detection, multi-shot (six shots in a row), face filter, red eye reduction, camera shake prevention and more, to improve the image quality and variety
• High definition multimedia interface (HDMI™): HDMI cable (in box) allows HD video captured on the MILESTONE XT720 to be viewed directly on an HDTV
• Memory card support: 8GB microSD card included inbox; expandable up to 32GB
Designed For Mobile Internet
MILESTONE™ XT720 is designed to deliver high speed web-browsing and it has the capacity to support up to eight open browser windows. The huge 3.7 inch, WVGA (480X854) display shows full page websites, videos, games, or photos in glorious detail.
Taking full advantage of the power of Android 2.1, the display uses a powerful combination of Motorola’s touch user interface (UI) and a capacitive touch sensor for smooth screen flipping and scrolling, and up to five customisable home screens.
A suite of Google™ mobile applications including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™ are also integrated onto the device, as well as Motorola’s MOTONAV turn by turn navigation1.
Advanced Mobile Office
MILESTONE XT720 supports management of multiple accounts and document editing to ensure efficiency and true multi-tasking on the go.
• Synchronise and manage multiple email accounts simultaneously, letting you separate your work and personal inboxes
• Gmail contacts sync: synchronise contacts from the accounts that are added on the device.
MILESTONE XT720 provides easy access to thousands of apps available on Android Market™ and has the processing power to ensure your favourites run swiftly and smoothly.
For more information about availability, please contact your local Motorola representative.
To learn more about the device visit YouTube™ or www.motorola.com/milestoneXT720. For more information and a full list of product specifications and features, please visit www.motorola.com/mediacenter.