You see, Motorola style’s of developing phones since the turn of the century has been to milk and further develop on a successful design. In case you are lost so far, I am refering to the RAZR series.
First it is the Dext, then we have the BackFlip which follows a similar design and the latest in that line is the squarish FlipOut. As for for Milestone XT, it was previously just Milestone. They are all really refreshing designs but just how long Motorola can continue to produce handsets of all form factors? Clearly, Motorola knows what they are doing this time round.
Surprisingly, Milestone XT is Motorola first touchscreen only form factor product and furthermore, Milestone XT does have some really new features (or rather, features to keep up with competition), such as a HDMI slot for direct 720p playback on TV and recording video at 24fps (iPhone 4 does it at 30fps)
- Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
- ARM Cortex A8 720 MHz processor
- 3.7” TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors / 480 x 854 pixels
- 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, Xenon flash
- HD video (720p) playback over built-in HDMI slot
- 150 MB storage, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
- HSDPA, Wi-fi
- MicroSD Slot
- 3.5mm Audio jack
- Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
- Stereo Radio with RDS support
- 116 x 60.9 x 10.9 mm / 139g
Sorry SingTel and M1 customers, again, Motorola has decided to go with StarHub for the exclusive dealership. What is going on? SingTel has Dext and BackFlip while StarHub totally dominate with the more popular Milestone and Milestone XT which I am sure is going to be a hit as well. Again very affordable price tag compared to the fellow high-end Android such as the HTC Desire
or the Samsung Galaxy S , both of which uses Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Milestone XT720 runs on a 720 MHz processor and cost S$198 with a $38/mth plan that comes with a 12GB data cap.
M1 customers who wants a Motorola phone should switch their Telco or drop the idea altogether. Speaking of which, does M1 has any exclusive phones at all?
ps: Samsung Galaxy S I9000 uses ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, while Motorola Milestone XT720 uses ARM Cortex A8 720MHz processor.
Update 1: It seems as though the processor is capable to run up to 720MHz as a result many websites put that up. However in fact the processor for the Starhub's version could be underclock at 600 MHz. Pending reply from Motorola Singapore.
Meanwhile look at some other sources regarding the confusion.
Update 2: Motorola confirms that the processor is 720 MHz but Starhub’s version is under clock at 550 MHz with 256mb of ram!