The new phone, which features Texas Instrument’s 1GHz OMAP3630 processor, which also powers Motorola’s Droid X phone, includes new Android 2.2 operating system (Froyo), allowing 720p (1280×720-pixel) video recording.
However, thanks to Android 2.2, the Milestone 2 can act as a 3G hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The unit comes with 8GB of internal memory but Motorola will also ship it with an 8GB MicroSD card (the Milestone 2 supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB in capacity).
It’s DLNA capable and also includes Adobe Flash 10.1 ready to go. You also get the full suite of Google apps, including Android Market for over 100,000 applications.
The phone will be released in Australia in December through Vodafone and Optus networks.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
Key MILESTONE 2 features include:
- 1 Ghz processor now with 802.11 b/g/n support
- 3G mobile hotspot – connect up to five other Wi-Fi devices
- Latest version of MOTOBLUR
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1
- Multi-touch, pinch to zoom, double tap zoom
- 720p HD video capture and playback
- 5MP imager with dual LED flash
- Up to 40GB of memory 7
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Enterprise Exchange support
- Improved design; more spacious QWERTY keyboard including larger keys and better tactility
- DLNA / WiFi / Bluetooth® 2.16 connectivity
Additional functionality and apps include:
- Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude and Street View, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk™
- Unified Google and Exchange Contacts
- Navigation: GPS, Google Maps with Latitude and Street View
- Email Support: IMAP/POP3, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Corporate Sync, Push Email
- Quick Office document viewer
- IM Support: Google Talk
- Calendar: Exchange, Calendar