Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Dec 10, 2009
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Motorola's MILESTONE - aka the GSM DROID - is finally in stock at Expansys UK.  The retailer currently holds the exclusivity agreement for the smartphone, which means UK buyers won't be seeing the Android 2.0 device in retail stores on the highstreet any time soon.  It's priced at £449.99 ($732) unlocked, though Expansys are also happy to sell you a subsidized model with contract.

In fact with an 18 month contract on T-Mobile - priced at £35 ($57) per month - you can take away the MILESTONE for £49.99 (8$1) instead.  Either way, you're getting a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, dualband (900/2100) HSDPA/HSUPA and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and a dual LED flash.

In the box there's an 8GB microSD card, wired stereo headset, data cable and mains adapter, but you can use your own headphones since Motorola have sensibly fitted the MILESTONE with a 3.5mm socket.  For more on the handset, check out our review of the Motorola DROID, which is pretty much the same device bar using CDMA EVDO Rev.A rather than HSDPA/HSUPA, and the fact that it has Google Maps Navigation which is currently unavailable outside of the US.

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