Motorola Milestone is first Android 2.1 handset to be launched in India

Motorola unveiled the GSM version of the hugely popular Droid for India in the form of the Motorola Milestone. This is the first Android 2.1 based handset to be launched in the country. The phone is one of the thinnest QWERTY sliders in the world with a huge 3.7 inch capactive touchscreen. And whats the coolest part is the Milestone comes preloaded with lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable maps of 401 cities in India through MapMyIndia. We would love to try that !

Motorola MILESTONE key features

*3.7 inch widescreen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400000 total pixels
* High-speed, ARM 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 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 maps
* Email Support: IMAP, POP3, Gmail and Exchange
* IM Support: Google Talk
* Calendar: Exchange, syncs with Google Calendar

“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.”

The Motorola india homepage finally has the Milestone and they are calling it the Smartphone without Compromise

Motorola MILESTONE Availability in India and Price

The Moto MILESTONE will be available in India at select retails outlets in select cities at Rs 32,990 (MRP)

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