It looks like the tipped release date for the Motorola MILESTONE in the UK really is December 7th, as Expansys are advertising that the European version of the Verizon DROID will arrive in eight working days from now. That tallies with the preorder listing spotted earlier this week, though the Expansys price is £10 higher at £449.99 ($743).
Your money gets you a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 854 x 480, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel autofocus camera and Android 2.0; there's also WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and HSDPA/HSUPA. Unfortunately while the MILESTONE has both GPS/A-GPS and a digital compass, there's no Google Maps Navigation beta since that is still US-only; instead you get Motorola's own MotoNav app.
There's still no sign of the MILESTONE on either the Vodafone UK or O2 UK sites, despite the handset already being up for sale with the two carrier's Germany counterparts. Interestingly, the Expansys listing claims to be the "exclusive" supplier of the unlocked MILESTONE in the UK. Check out our review of the Motorola DROID here.