Motorola Milestone XT720 and BackFlip introduced in India
The BackFlip is the cheapest of the two, retailing at 22,990 INR (about $499) and featuring a 3.1 HVGA touchscreen display, flipping QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, 5MP autofocus camera with flash, and a 2GB memory card included in the box.
What’s disappointing is that the BackFlip still runs Android 1.5 Cupcake. Hopefully, Motorola will update it soon – at least to Android 1.6, if not to 2.x.
The Milestone XT720 doesn’t have a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but it’s offering much more anyway: Android 2.1, a 3.7 inch, 480 x 854 pixels touchscreen display, 8MP autofocus camera with Xenon flash, 720p video recording, HDMI port, Wi-Fi, GPS, and an 8GB card in the box.
The XT720 costs 34,990 INR – that’s $759 at today’s exchange rate. Expensive, I know.