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Offiziell: Motorola Milestone 2 mit Motoblur

Motorola Milestone 2Nachdem bereits ein Promovideo des Motorola Milestone 2 aufgetaucht war, ist es nun offiziell auch per Pressemitteilung angekündigt worden. Informationen zum Milestone 2 finden sich nun auch auf der Motorola-Website.

Das Motorola Milestone 2 soll ab dem viertem Quartal in Europa verfügbar sein. Ein Preis ist noch nicht bekannt, aber man darf wohl von ungefähr 500 Euro ausgehen. (Update: Das Motorola Milestone 2 soll bei O2 und Vodafone verfügbar sein. Ohne Vertrag soll der empfohlene Verkaufspreis 550,- Euro betragen. In der Realität werden dass dann sicherlich die erwarteten Preise knapp unter 500 Euro.)

Ohne Zweifel hat Motorola im zweitem Anlauf an einem gutem Smartphone noch einmal viel verbessert. An erster Stelle ist da natürlich der 1GHz-Prozessor zu nennen. Während Milestone 1-Nutzer noch auf das Update auf Android 2.2 warten, wird der Nachfolger gleich mit dieser Version ausgeliefert. Zudem kommt es gleich mit dem Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Die Tastatur verzichtet diesmal auf die “Navkeys” und entsprechend ist für den Rest etwas mehr Platz da. Die Tastatur des ersten Milestones ist sicherlich keine optimale Lösung. Das Milestone 2 kommt außerdem gleich mit 8 GB interner Speicher und kann über microSD-Karten um weitere 32 GB erweitert werden. Spannend ist auch die Möglichkeit das Motorola Milestone 2 als WiFi-Hotspot für bis zu 5 Geräte (wie zum Beispiel PCs oder Spielekonsolen) zu nutzen. Zu den größeren Änderungen gehört natürlich auch, dass diesmal statt der Standard-Android-Oberfläche die Motorola-Eigenentwicklung Motoblur zum Einsatz kommen soll.

Die Pressemitteilung scheint derzeit leider nur im englischem verfügbar zu sein:

BASINGSTOKE, September 1, 2010 –– Motorola today introduced MILESTONE™ 2 enhanced with MOTOBLUR™. The Android™ 2.2 device offers more speed, more connectivity, more messaging, more storage, more web with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, more multimedia and more personalisation than the original award-winning MILESTONE.

The powerhouse device features a 1Ghz processor, allowing users to sift through their content quickly, even when running multiple applications simultaneously or a number of open web browser pages. Respond to e-mails or texts quickly with an improved and more spacious QWERTY keyboard including larger keys and better tactility for easier typing. MILESTONE 2 also acts as a 3G mobile hotspot1 to connect up to five WiFi® enabled devices, so you turn practically anywhere into a hive of productivity.

“MILESTONE 2 offers more power, more speed, with an improved keyboard, so users can send, access and share information even quicker than before to manage their work and personal life,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. “This introduction not only reaffirms our commitment to innovate on Android but offers consumers the leading edge features they crave including fast web browsing, messaging, application downloads and multimedia.”

MILESTONE 2 also features the latest version of Motorola’s unique solution, MOTOBLUR, which makes it even easier to manage all of your emails, messages and social updates in one easy place with the additions of filtering, resizable widgets, added corporate security and a versatile battery manager.

Further enhancements to the original MILESTONE include 720p HD video capture and playback allowing you to capture life’s moments in crystal clear detail, whilst the Adobe Flash Player 10.1 allows mobile users to experience millions of rich websites the way they were meant to be seen, including rich video and gaming content, and you can share all of your multimedia with DLNA compatible devices. The experience is rounded off with a connected music player delivering lyrics to your songs, additional artist news and information, as well as integrated social applications for sharing and giving recommendations. Users will have plenty of room for their content with up to 8GB internal memory and an 8GB microSD card inbox, expandable to 32GB.

A suite of Google™ mobile applications including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™ are also integrated onto the device. Plus you have access to Android Market™ which has more than 70,000 applications.

Smart Accessories

The device ships with an 8GB micro SD card and wired headset, and owners can also download free the Motorola Media Link software that makes transferring your music and other multimedia from computer to phone even easier.

Make the most of Motorola’s MILESTONE 2 at home, in the car or at the office with the optional smart accessories:

The car cradle is ready for the road. Simply drop in your MILESTONE 2 or original MILESTONE and it automatically turns into car mode. This gives one-touch access to your favourite in-car applications, including your handsfree calling contacts, your music, internet radio, podcasts, Google Maps™ with Navigation™ and more. Plug, play, drive and charge your MILESTONE 2 with the rapid in car charger that plugs into your cradle
The multimedia station is a stylish dock for your MILESTONE 2 or original MILESTONE. When docked, your phone automatically changes to desktop mode showing alarm clock and favourite multimedia applications such as a slide show of pictures. Desktop mode can be personalised allowing you to show the applications you want, all whilst charging your device.
Key MILESTONE 2 features include:

1Ghz processor now with 802.11n support
3G mobile hotspot – connect up to five other Wi-Fi devices
Latest version of MOTOBLUR
Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Multi-touch, pinch to zoom, double tap zoom
720p HD video capture and playback
5MP imager with dual LED flash
Up to 40GB of memory
3.5mm audio jack
Enterprise Exchange support
Improved design; more spacious QWERTY keyboard including larger keys and better tactility
DLNA / WiFi / Bluetooth® 2.1 connectivity
Additional functionality and apps include:

Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude and Street View, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk™
Unified Google and Exchange Contacts
Navigation: GPS, Google Maps, E-Compass Latitude
Email Support: IMAP/POP3, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Corporate Sync, Push Email
Quick Office document viewer
IM Support: Google Talk
Calendar: Exchange, Calendar
Availability

MILESTONE 2 will be available in Europe beginning Q4 2010. For more information please visit www.motorola.com/milestone2

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