O2 Germany is now taking pre-orders for the Motorola Milestone, the GSM version of the Motorola Droid. Potential customers may be surprised by the cost though, as an earlier rumor had said the price would be much lower than it actually is.
This carrier is asking €550 for this Android-based smartphone, while the previous rumor had said this figure would be €400.
02 is taking orders on its website, but it’s not clear when this model will actually ship.
An Overview of the Motorola Droid/Milestone
This smartphone is a slider, with a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. It has a 3.7-inch, 854-by-480-pixel (WVGA+) capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback.
It runs Google Android 2.0, and comes with a suite of applications that can wirelessly synchronize with this company’s services, including Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, and Maps.
For professionals, the Droid/Milestone offers Exchange ActiveSync and a Microsoft Office file viewer, and there are thousands of additional apps available in the Android Market.
This model includes a microSD card slot plus it has a 5 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, and a 1400 mAh battery.
Not surprisingly, the Motorola Droid and Milestone are very similar, but not identical.
Verizon’s Droid comes with a 16 GB card, while the Milestone will be bundle with an 8 GB one.
And the Droid will include Google’s new navigations service, but the European model is going to come with MotoNav.