North America-bound GSM Motorola Milestone A853 shows up
The Milestone A853 is already available in Brazil and, according to Motorola Brazil’s website, it features quad-band GSM and tri-band 850/1900/2100 3G connectivity – unlike the European Milestone, which has 900/1900/2100 3G. The 850/1900 3G bands make the Milestone A853 perfect for AT&T’s or Rogers’ networks.
AT&T has already announced that it would launch more Android phones from Motorola in the first half of 2010 (besides the BackFlip), so this could be it. Sure, there’s also the weird MOTOSPLIT, but this one is slated for a Q3 launch (hence not in the first half of the year).
Since it will probably lose iPhone exclusivity pretty soon, AT&T needs more high-end smartphones in its line-up, and the Milestone is certainly a device that can make customers happy. Of course, we can’t say that the handset will surely be launched by AT&T, but the above-mentioned details do hint at such a possibility. And let’s not forget that the Milestone was rumored to hit AT&T since it was known as Motorola Sholes.