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Motorola Milestone packs a big screen and QWERTY keyboard

Motorola’s new Android powered device is sure to have a few heads turning this year as the firm tries to edge back into the Smartphone market after a lacklustre couple of years. The Motorola Milestone proves that Motorola mobile phones do have what it takes to compete in this fiercely competitive market as it looks to steer consumers away from the latest offerings by Apple and HTC.

The first thing you will notice about the milestone is that it is big, 115.8 x 60 x 13.7mm to be exact but it does boast a huge 3.7 inch touchscreen which is vibrant and sharp; the European model also features multi-touch capabilities whereas the US version doesn’t.

Using the Google Android operating system, the Motorola Milestone is easy to navigate and although the Android market isn’t as varied as the iPhone app store it does have a decent range of applications for just about anything.

The Milestone also features a slide out QWERTY keyboard which is handy for typing text messages and emails, but can become frustrating at times as the top row is quite close to the screen making it a little uncomfortable to type for long periods.

As is standard nowadays there are a range of other features including, a 5 megapixel camera, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS. There is also a multimedia player capable of playing numerous music and video files and a gratefully appreciated 3.5mm headphone socket.

Is there a market for the Motorola Milestone? I think so, it’s not going to sell a gazillion devices like the iPhone, but will no doubt sway a lot of undecided consumers because of its features and price.

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