India Reaches 2.1 MILESTONE


Motorola-MilestoneAmericans weren’t the only lucky Droid owners getting 2.1 today – Motorola just announced that they’ll bring the Milestone to India as the first Android device to get 2.1 in the country. There are a LOT of people in India that will be excited to get the Motorola Milestone when it launches.

Although no timeframe was provided, we know it will cost 32,900 Rupees ($736) without any contracts or subsidies. What say you, Indians? Excited?

Here is the full press release:

Motorola MILESTONE™ brings power of Android™ 2.1 to India
One of the World’s thinnest, QWERTY sliders with 9.39cm pinch & zoom display

NEW DELHI, India – 29 March 2010 –– Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in mobile telecommunications’ Indian subsidiary, Motorola India Private Limited, today introduced MILESTONE™, set to become the first Android 2.1-powered phone for India. MILESTONE is without compromise, setting new standards for how fast, smart and multi-tasking a modern smartphone should be with a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features.

Powered by Android 2.1, it offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and one of the world’s thinnest QWERTY sliders (13.7mm or 1.37cm). The MILESTONE also boasts a hi-resolution, 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 comes preloaded with lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable maps of 401 cities6 in India. This offers voice-guided navigation and routing in the cities and across major national and state highways. With this the Indian consumer can drive to 400,000 towns and villages6 and explore over ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­one million6 points of interest like budget/premium hotels, petrol pumps, eating joints, ATMs, hospitals as well as tourist and religious spots. All the consumer needs to do is to launch ‘India’ maps from the MOTONAV application to enjoy an unparalleled navigation experience. The GPS navigation service is free with no activation or data charges, independent of mobile networks and can be used even without inserting the SIM card, as the maps are fully loaded on the MILESTONE1 & 6.

“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,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, Mobile Devices, Motorola India. “The MILESTONE is targeted at the well informed, ‘socially’ connected individual. This consumer is an accomplished, driven and engaged professional looking for an outstanding web experience as well as a high tier messaging device. So, we invite you all to come and experience the MILESTONE!”

“As an Android 2.1 device, MILESTONE does what other smartphones 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 are pleased to announce its arrival in India today.”

Key MILESTONE features include:

* 9.39cm (3.7 inch) widescreen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400,000 total pixels
* High-speed, cortex A8 processor
* Pinch and zoom, double tap zoom
* 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, AutoFocus, and image stabilization.
* Motorola Media Link and Motorola Phone Portal to manage and share media content across desktop, phone and the Web5
* Stereo Bluetooth® / BT 2.1, USB 2.0 High Speed
* 3.5mm (0.35cm) headset jack
* CrystalTalk™ Plus for superior talk quality
* 8GB memory card

Additional functionality and apps include:

* Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk™,
* Unified Google, Microsoft Office and Facebook™ Contacts
* Navigation: GPS, MOTONAV turn-by-turn navigation with India maps1 & 6
* Email Support: IMAP, POP3, Gmail and Exchange
* IM Support: Google Talk
* Calendar: Exchange, syncs with Google Calendar™


MILESTONE will be available in India at select retails outlets in select cities at a MRP of Rs 32,990. To be one of the first in India to experience MILESTONE, please visit www.motorola.com/in. For additional information, please call 3902 6686 or email [email protected]

Rob Jackson
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  1. in Thai , we already got milestone with 2.1 a week ago for about 567$ no contract.

  2. Hi. I am in India n own a Milestone . I had got it from outside a couple of months ago from other country . MOTONAV thus does not have India maps. How do I get India maps without activation required?

  3. EFF THAT! 32,000RPS is a lot of money. Although this might be go well with the upper middle class but i do not see this taking off at all. You can get a HD2 for that price. Or even an iphone 3gs!

    Not to mention, the black market gets all the latest European/asian made cell phone a week after its released!

  4. I am really exited now all that google needs to enable paid apps in india.

  5. finally all DROIDS and MILESTONE are gettin 2.1

  6. Hey Guys, sorry but french are getting 2.1 version too ;)

  7. Epic failure, considering spica sells for 12500 rupees here

  8. Everyone is getting 2.1 :D

  9. I don’t know if this is an early April Fools Day joke… But its 8pm EST on April 1st and I still haven’t received the 2.1 update. Still stuck at 2.0.1!!! :(

  10. Too slow… got mine a couple of months ago :)

    Already on EU 2.1; wonder what fixes the Indian 2.1 brings… if it only maps.. then

  11. My nexus one will be coming next week, how do I get MOTO Nav on N1?

    Milestone 1 launch in India is good. It introduces very good smart phone with latest Android OS in India market.
    Price is definitely high, but I am sure price correction will happen automatically in coming time.

    Does this support Full Exchange support or users still need apps like Touch Down?

  12. The motoroala &ndia has released 2 types of Motorola Milestone Android phones, one is qwerty & another one is touch. which is best.

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