Motorola launches the Milestone XT720 on Apple Day; 8 megapixel, Xenon, HD video, Android 2.1

Motorla either has balls the size of the small tanks that soccer moms drive to their local Starbucks, or a skull with enough empty space to park said sport utility vehicle. We’re thinking the latter. Today is Apple day, the new iPhone is due to be announced in less than 6 hours, but I digress.

Today Motorola launched the Milestone XT720. It has an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, does 720p/24 fps HD video recording, is 10.9 mm thick, has the new industry standard micro HDMI out port, a 3.7 inch, 480 x 854 resolution screen, 10.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, all powered by a 550 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor running Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR.

No price point, but it’s due to launch later this month in Europe. No word on availability in the USA, nor information about a potential upgrade to Android 2.2 (FroYo).

[Update]
According to this photo on Engadget, the XT720 has 1700 MHz 3G support. You know what that means right? T-Mobile USA!

20 second TV commercial after the jump, and more hands on photos, plus a video hands on, at SlashGear.

[Via: Engadget]

  • Kilari

    I’m pretty excited about this release. Way more than any stupid new iphone. I really enjoy my Cliq XT and Motoblur. Much better than my G1 and stock Android. I really like what Motorola has done with Android vs leaving it stock, and that makes it my 2nd favorite UI after webOS.

    I liked the idea of a Motoroi with full on Motoblur for Tmobile. But at this point I’m like 11 months from an early upgrade with Tmo anyways so it doesn’t matter. :)

    • Michael Stewart

      i'm with you kilari, i have a cliqXT but, i'm ready for upgrade now and would love a milestone.

      • Zeik

        sucks for you guys, but Cincinnati Bell has T-Mobile's 3G bands as well, and I've already pre-ordered mine. Aww I'm sorry :(

  • lamina

    i got mine from popularelect.com they got the lowest price on them

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