Due for release shortly, the Motorola Milestone 2 looks set to be a success. Building on the popularity of the original Motorola milestone, it sees a number of refinements and improvements, resulting in a highly desirable Smartphone which makes use of both a touchscreen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Measuring 116.3x 60.5x 13.7 mm the milestone 2 is a comfortable phone to hold and use either with one hand when using the touch screen or with both hands when using the keyboard. Measuring 3.7 inches, the TFT capacitive touchscreen utilises a pixel configuration of 480x 854 and is capable of displaying up to 16M colours resulting in superb clarity and quality of the on screen imagery. The screen also features multi touch input as well as proximity and accelerometer sensors. Swype text input offers a fast and convenient way of entering text when using the onscreen QWERTY keyboard. To utilise it, users simply slide their fingertip from one letter to the next without the need to remove their finger from the screen. With a little practice this can result in significantly improved text entry speeds which is ideal for those who are prolific text message and email users.
An impressive 8 GB of internal memory is provided as standard; however there is also an integrated microSD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 8 GB memory card. In there and case for further storage may be required, this can be replaced with a memory card of up to 32 GB, meaning users have the potential to store their entire digital music collection as well as a large amount of any other files they may have.
The Motorola Milestone 2 allows users to connect to the Internet courtesy of both 3G (by way of an HSDPA connection) coverage and Wi-Fi. The latter provides the fastest 1000 and whenever users have access to local Wireless Networks. In order to connect to the relevant cellular networks, GPRS & EDGE are both provided in class 10 versions.
The Motorola Milestone 2 is equipped with a handy 5 mega pixel digital camera. Thanks to its pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 resulting still images are of top quality, the camera include Autofocus, image stabilisation and dual LED flash. The camera also boasts the ability to shoot HD video footage in 720p quality at a rate of 30 frames per second.
The brand new Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS is the operating system of choice and works perfectly alongside a 1 GHz processor to provide versatility and power when needed. The operating system allows users to customise their handsets to a high degree and even download applications from a number of different categories, whilst the processor handles even the most demanding apps with ease.
Thanks to the versatility of its software and the power of its hardware you would be hard-pressed to find anything you didn’t like about the Motorola Milestone 2. Whether you prefer to use the touchscreen or the slide out keyboard, this is a smartphone with universal appeal.