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Motorola reaches next Milestone; XT720 with 8MP cam and HD video

Jonathan Morris
June 7, 2010

Having stripped away the slide-out keyboard on the original Milestone, the 10.9mm thick smartphone has upgraded the imaging experience considerably. The 5-megapixel sensor is bumped up to 8, with a Xenon flash for excellent low-light photo quality, plus 720p HD video capture to vastly improve the camcorder function.

In addition to the better camera, Motorola has also improved the camera interface (having already had one of the best on an Android phone since the Milestone got the OS 2.1 update), which now has an easy panorama mode, face detection, multi-shot (6 shots), face filter, anti red-eye and image stabilisation.

For video output, there’s an HDMI output on the phone itself (with a cable supplied in the box).

The phone ships with an 8GB memory card and will run Android OS 2.1, but an upgrade to 2.2 will be available later in the year, giving the handset all of the new features announced at Google’s I/O conference recently – including a significant speed update for running applications. The 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen retains the 854×480 resolution that gives video playback a true widescreen experience compared to other models that only show 800×480 pixels.

Motorola has also included a range of corporate applications for calendar appointments and email, in addition to the usual suite of Google apps (Mail, Maps, YouTube, Search etc).

The Motorola Milestone XT720 will be available to pre-order on June 11th from Expansys.com, Play.com and Clove. No details are yet available on what operators will be selling it on contract.

 

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