Motorola MILESTONE

Milestone 3 XT883 from Motorola heads to China Telecom

Milestone 3 XT883 from Motorola heads to China Telecom

Motorola has announced that the Milestone 3 will be headed to China Telecom. The Milestone 3 is the latest version of the smartphone we know as the Droid 3 here in the states. That Droid 3 turned up a while back in a video tutorial and looked like an interesting device. We learned not long ago that the Milestone 3 (Droid 3 in other countries) will not be hitting the UK. The Milestone 3 is hitting China though with China Unicom.

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Motorola MILESTONE 2 official: European DROID 2 due Q4

Motorola MILESTONE 2 official: European DROID 2 due Q4

Motorola has outed the MILESTONE 2, and as you might expect it's both the successor to the original MILESTONE and the GSM version of the DROID 2.  As such, it gets the same 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, Android 2.2, 5-megapixel camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, with the improved and redesigned keys.

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Motorola MILESTONE Android 2.1 update released

Motorola MILESTONE Android 2.1 update released

Motorola Europe have announced that the long-awaited Android 2.1 update for the Motorola MILESTONE - the European version of the Verizon DROID - is finally available for download.  The impatient can head over to Motorola's support pages and get it for PC installation, while those with better things to do with their time - or who use a Mac, since Moto don't seem to offer an OS X version of the firmware updater - can wait a few days for a promised OTA update.

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The Daily Slash: March 23rd, 2010

The Daily Slash: March 23rd, 2010

We do our very best here at SlashGear to bring you the latest intelligence from the huge, and still growing world of the tech industry. But, as it stands, we’re only human, and sometimes we’re just not able to bring you every single piece of information we get our hands on. It’s unfortunate, but we also don’t want to give you any kind of sensory overload throughout the day. We realized that there were still a lot of great stories out there, so we wanted to bring them to your attention, in a nice, orderly fashion. That’s why we have the Daily Slash, where we’ll bring you a daily wrap-up of all the cool, interesting, or just plain shiny stuff we find.

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Motorola DEXT and Milestone getting Android 2.1 too

Motorola DEXT and Milestone getting Android 2.1 too

Having seen their US arm confirm that the Motorola CLIQ, DROID and Backflip would see Android 2.1 firmware updates at some point, Motorola Europe have announced that the DEXT and the Milestone would get similarly updated too.  The news was posted to the company's Facebook page, and also confirmed that the Milestone will be getting an intermediate update too.

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Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

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.

Motorola MILESTONE gets video unboxing

Motorola MILESTONE gets video unboxing

Shipments of the Motorola MILESTONE began in Germany a few weeks ago, so it's a little surprising that we've waited this long for an unboxing video.  jkkmobile picked up one of the Android 2.0 handsets - known as the Motorola DROID in the US - and promptly opened it up on video.

Video unboxing after the cut

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Motorola MILESTONE Expansys preorder confirms December 7th ship date

Motorola MILESTONE Expansys preorder confirms December 7th ship date

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).

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Motorola MILESTONE hitting UK December 7th?

Motorola MILESTONE hitting UK December 7th?

Motorola's MILESTONE is yet to show up at any of the usual carrier subjects in the UK, but at least one UK supplier appears to be promising a launch date.  The Euro-spec version of the Android 2.0 powered Motorola DROID (currently doing duty in CDMA form on Verizon in the US) will, according to SuperETrader, land on UK shores come December 7th.

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Motorola MILESTONE gets second German carrier: Vodafone

Motorola MILESTONE gets second German carrier: Vodafone

There's nary a sign of the Motorola MILESTONE (the Euro-spec version of the Motorola DROID we've been so enamoured of) in the UK or indeed across the majority of Europe, but German buyers now have a plurality of choice should they want an Android 2.0 handset.  Joining O2 Germany is Vodafone Germany, who are now listing the MILESTONE priced from €99 ($148) with a new contract.

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Motorola MILESTONE gets O2 Germany listing for €550

Motorola MILESTONE gets O2 Germany listing for €550

While the US goes DROID crazy after Friday's launch of the Android 2.0 smartphone, O2 Germany are not far behind when it comes to the GSM version.  The Motorola MILESTONE - as the DROID will be known outside the US - was spotted on the carrier's site last week and officially announced on Monday; it's now being listed on the O2 Germany site, priced at €549.99 ($816).

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Motorola MILESTONE official: DROID for Europe

Motorola MILESTONE official: DROID for Europe

Having been spotted over the weekend, albeit unofficially, Motorola Europe and O2 have officially announced the Motorola MILESTONE, the GSM version of the Verizon DROID.  The MILESTONE will run Android 2.0, just as with the CDMA handset, and has been confirmed for Germany and Italy on - according to Motorola Germany - at least Vodafone and O2.

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