This may have not been the biggest cell phone announcement of the day, but Motorola has officially unveiled the Motorola Milestone XT720, a Europe-bound phone that looks like, but apparently isn’t, a Motorola Motoroi.


According to Engadget, this phone is a ‘sister phone’ of the Motorola Motoroi, an Android phone that launched in Korea earlier this year. The specs are similar, though I’ve been reading conflicting reports on what exactly the Milestone XT720 is packing.

While Engadget states that the phone has an ARM Cortex A8 CPU clocked at 550Mhz, the official Motorola developers site clocks the phone at 720Mhz. Either way, while those speeds may have been exciting at the beginning of the year, Snapdragon processors clocked at 1Ghz are becoming increasingly ubiquitous while remaining affordable, so it’s a bit hard to get excited about 720Mhz.

Luckily for the XT720 though, the rest of the specs definitely pull their own weight, and all in all, it’s a fairly decent mid-range handset. Heck, the camera even has a real Xenon flash, which is apparently the first for an Android handset.

Here’s a complete list of the specs. I’m going to be using the specs from the official Motorola dev site, as I trust them over everything else that’s being reported without a solid source:

  • Processor: TI OMAP 3430, clocked at 720Mhz
  • RAM: 512MB
  • ROM: 512MB
  • User Storage: 256MB
  • External storage: MicroSD, expandable up to 32GB
  • Display:
    • Size: 3.7 Inches
    • Resolution: 480x854
  • Cellular capabilites:
    • Voice bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
      W-CDMA 1700/2100
    • Date bearers: GPRS/EDGE Class 12
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • HDMI out
  • 3.5MM stereo jack
  • Camera: 8 Megapixels with Xenon flash
  • Android Version: 2.1

There’s no real information on availability that I can find at this point, but we’ll keep you updated as details roll in.

Via: Engadget

Source: Motorola Press Release

Source: Motorola Dev Center

Chris Dehghanpoor
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  • Reece

    CPU clock speeds isn't everything. The chipset on this and the old droid is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more efficient since they have a GPU that'll have a 550mhz Milestone being right behind a snapdragon Nexus in benchmarks and the 720mhz boost closing the gap if not having it overtake the 1Ghz Snapdragons since the 1Ghz overclocked stuff simply crushes it.

    Going by assumption of clock speeds 3Ghz Pentium 4 PCs should play Crysis nicer then a 2.7Ghz i7 or something

  • dm

    Reece you have no idea of tech pentium 4 better then i7 pentium 4 is 10% front of the i7 and second mobile cpus are never overclocked .

  • Mocke

    I... moto x is no better than phones that been out for a year.
    guess it all comes down to price then.
    (currently own a galaxy s3 and have been waiting patiently for this phone to replace it, but now i'm not so sure).
    will wait for the reveal on 1 aug. before i make any judgement.

  • lensgrabber

    16 gig? NOOOO 32 gig YEAHHH. I hope there is more than one varient.