Motorola Milestone XT720 (Motoroi) announced in Europe (video)

Motorola has confirmed that it’s bringing the Motoroi XT720 to Europe, albeit under a different name: Motorola Milestone XT720.

The Milestone XT720 has just been announced in the UK as the first Android smartphone to feature Xenon flash. Like the Korean Motoroi, the new handset comes with a 3.7 inch WVGA (480 x 854) multi-touch capacitive display, Wi-Fi, GPS, HDMI port, 3.5mm headset jack, 8MP autofocus camera, HD (720p) video recording, and an 8GB card included in the box.

Unfortunately, the processor of the Milestone XT720 is not faster than the one of Motoroi, as previously rumored – it’s just a 550MHz one.

The Milestone XT720 runs Android 2.1, but it will probably be updated to Android 2.2 Froyo after launch. And speaking of launch, Motorola didn’t say when the new Milestone will hit the market – however, the handset will likely be available in the next few months (in the UK at least).

A futuristic video promo of the Motorola Milestone XT720 can be watched below:

The XT720 could also be launched in the US soon, and regional carrier Cincinnati Bell might be the first to sell it. So, would you buy this instead of, say, the HTC Desire?

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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  • josh12071

    This product was released in South Korea at January this year and I would like to warn UK people that the phone currently has NUMOROUS bugs which aren't being fixed even till now.

    Currently checked bugs/omitted features :

    1. Heating up (too often)
    2. Noise in camera pics and view
    3. Sudden reboot/shut down (1-3 times a day)
    4. Crazily slow stock home
    5. 3D gallery not applied as the default pic viewer
    6. Slow 3G download (to the degree of not being able to download from appmarket)
    7. No Live Wallpaper (Motorola Korea INSISTED that live wallpapers are incompatable with XT720 due to hardware issues)
    8. Unable to distinguish day and night in controlling LED (bottom of the screen)
    9. 120MB Free internal memory (South Korean Motoroi standard)

    Unless Motorola changes their attitude to customers, I'd suggest that purchasing XT720 would be the worst thing you could do in your entire life.

    I'm open to any questions about XT720, please contact me if you want to know anything more in detail: josh12071@gmail.com

    P.S: Motorola Korea you suck.

  • 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. :)