GSM-fueled Motorola MILESTONE a.k.a. DROID launches in Europe

02 November, 2009 | Comments (46) | Post your comment

That didn't take long - the GSM version of the Motorola DROID is official and is headed for Europe. It's going to be called MILESTONE and Germany and Italy will be the first to get it, but the bad news is that it won't have the same perks as the US version.

On the Motorola site, there's a page for the Motorola MILESTONE with specs and a list of accessories - the Multimedia Station and the Phone Holder car kit. Don't get too excited though, there's no Google Maps Navigation for Europe, all you get is a 60-day trial of MOTONAV. Google has Street View for many European cities, so keep your fingers crossed they make Google Maps Navigation available for Europe soon.

And while lack of free navigation is a bummer, the MILESTONE gets pinch zooming, something the US version - the Motorola DROID - lacks. Here's a video from mobile-review.com, which gives a quick tour of the phone and Android 2.0 (commentary is in Russian):

O2 Germany has the MILESTONE site up and running - they offer it on a 24-month contract for 20 euro a month and it's not SIM-locked. Vodafone Germany are getting it too, but they haven't added it to their site, or you can buy it from PhoneHouse.de (not added yet either). Here, this page on the Motorola website has the links you need for buying the MILESTONE in Germany.

Things are still at a preorder stage and it doesn't say when it will be available.

The Motorola MILESTONE is coming to Italy too, but there's no info on which carriers are getting it or when. The rest of Europe will have to wait even more - not even UK or France are mentioned at this stage.

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GSM-fueled Motorola MILESTONE a.k.a. DROID launches in Europe - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Actually it's not a 20 euro contract... it's just 20 euro financing. You buy the phone with a monthly payment, but you get no service from O2. If you want some service, the price is higher.

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  • 2010-02-11 09:56
  • S7FZ
  • Anonymous

Actually I like iPhone, but after realized it's not multitask, I'm not interested anymore. It's fast because it's not multitask. imagine when you're chatting with your buddy, in the same time you want to check some information in your notes before ge...

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  • 2009-11-11 17:05
  • TIFG
  • Cain

It will launch in Germany in a few days.

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  • 2009-11-04 18:52
  • 3nrf