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Droid Pro Heads to Cellular South as Motorola Milestone Plus

If you prefer Android, are a fan of the BlackBerry form factor, and reside within Cellular South’s service area, the carrier has a new phone just for you. You may recognize the handset with a 1GHz CPU, 3.1-inch display, and QWERTY keypad as the Droid Pro from Verizon, but we assure you it is the Motorola Milestone Plus. The phone is available starting today for the price of $199.99 on a new two-year contract. The not-so-cheery news? It’s still running Android 2.2 out of the box. No telling when a Gingerbread upgrade will be available.

Cellular South Debuts the Motorola Milestone Plus™ Android Smartphone

Wireless Carrier’s First Android World Phone Is a Productivity Powerhouse with Superfast 1 GHz Processor, Full QWERTY Keyboard, 4 GB of Memory, 3.1 Inch Display and 5 MP Camera With DVD-Quality Video

RIDGELAND, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cellular South, the largest privately owned wireless communications provider in the U.S., introduced the Motorola Milestone Plus today, its first Android-powered touchscreen world phone optimized for both business use and personal needs.

“The Milestone Plus is an advanced, business-ready solution that provides users with the full smartphone experience and sets a new standard for enterprise.”
The Motorola Milestone Plus is a productivity powerhouse with a superfast processor and physical QWERTY keyboard for more efficient typing and texting. Delivering the speed, convenience, security and productivity tools that businesses and consumers want and need, the device meets critical corporate connectivity and security requirements, ensuring sensitive business information remains confidential.

Powered by the Android 2.2 operating system, the device also features full push corporate e-mail with corporate level security, unified calendar synching with additional work features, pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite for accessing and editing Microsoft Office documents on-the-go, a powerful 1 GHz processor, 4 GB of memory expandable to 32 GB and a full front-facing QWERTY keyboard.

“The Milestone Plus has the ideal combination of productivity tools and security features that businesses require plus the flexibility and customization options that consumers look for when purchasing mobile devices for their personal use,” said Sherry Stegall, senior vice president for sales and customer operations at Cellular South. “We’re very excited to add this device to our growing suite of Android smart phones and tablets as we continue to build on our promise to deliver the wireless industry’s best Android experience.”

Stegall said the Milestone Plus is the first Android-based smartphone with data encryption and the ability to completely wipe the device and SD card if it is lost or stolen. “Remote password management also allows users to change and check passwords on the road with corporate-level security,” she said. “The Milestone Plus is an advanced, business-ready solution that provides users with the full smartphone experience and sets a new standard for enterprise.”

Key features and specifications:

Support for both Exchange email and Gmail™ for business
Corporate directory look up, unified calendar for enterprise and sync with Google Calendar™
PC-like browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 on a full, multi-touch, 3.1-inch brilliant display built on Android 2.2
View, edit and share documents, including Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets, PowerPoint® presentations and Word® documents
Built-in security features, including AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support, through device and SD card encryption.
Live widgets that stream e-mail messages to the home screen; customers can filter the widgets to separate work and home e-mail
5-megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash as well as DVD-quality video
3G diversity antennae for enhanced data speeds and range
Wi-Fi enabled DLNA connectivity to stream, store and share content with multiple DLNA-enabled devices around your home or office
Android Market™ with access to more than 200,000 applications
Availability

The Motorola Milestone Plus is available starting today for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement and data plan or eligible upgrade and after a $50 mail-in reward card, in all Cellular South retail stores, online at www.cellularsouth.com and Telesales at 1-877-9CSOUTH (927-6884.)

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