The original Motorola Milestone was an impressive handset which won over its fair share of fans. Soon to be released, the Motorola Milestone 2 looks set to continue this trend thanks to a number of improvements over its predecessor which includes a 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 Froyo and HD video capture.
Handset measures 116.3x 60.5x 18.7 mm so is comfortable to hold and use on the move, especially given its light weight of 169 g. Measuring 3.7 inches, the TFT capacitive touchscreen utilises a pixel configuration of 480x 854 can display up to 16M colours meaning that photos, videos and the user interface in general are displayed in quality and clarity. The screen features proximity and accelerometer sensors, the latter of which automatically rotates the onscreen content based upon the orientation of the phone. Another feature of the screen is the text input method called Swype. This allows users to utilise the onscreen QWERTY keyboard were simply tracking their finger from one letter to the next without needing to take their finger off the screen. With little practice this can result in improved text input speeds. For those who prefer to use a physical keyboard, a new and improved slide-out qwerty he keyboard reveals itself from beneath the screen, perfect for those who are prolific text message and email users.
A generous 8 GB of internal storage is provided as standard; however there is also an integrated microSD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 8 GB memory card. This can be replaced with a memory card of up to 32 GB meaning users have plenty of scope for storing files such as their music collection, videos and documents.
Class 10 versions of both EDGE and GPRS keep the Motorola Milestone 2 connected to cellular networks. HSDPA connection takes care of Internet access in areas covered by 3G; however a faster Internet connection can be attained thanks to Wi-Fi, whenever users have access to local Wireless Networks. Bluetooth and micro USB connections finish off the list of connectivity features.
The Motorola Milestone 2 is equipped with a useful 5 mega pixel digital camera which operates at a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 resulting in top quality still images. Autofocus, image stabilisation and a dual LED flash are all provided to simplify the task of taking photos whilst simultaneously improving their quality. Of course, users also have the option to shoot video and this is in stunning HD in 720p quality.
A long list of standard features caters for those who are into social networking thanks to Facebook or twitter and MySpace integration, and there is a versatile internal media player which supports many different formats of both music and video files along with a number of pre-installed and downloadable games to keep users entertained.
Thanks to its versatile operating system and powerful hardware, if the Motorola Milestone 2 looks sure to prove popular upon its upcoming release.