Motorola released its Milestone smartphone for Alltel in November 2009 as part of the company’s long line of mobile phone offerings. The Milestone, also known as the Droid, offers an assortment of features, including a built-in digital camera, GPS application and multiple messaging formats, which may prove the phone is suitable for your mobile phone needs.
Dimensions, Display and Power
The Motorola Milestone for Alltel is 4.6 inches long, 2.4 inches wide and 0.5 inches deep and weighs 6 oz. It comes with a 3.7-inch thin-film transistor capacitive touch screen that displays more than 16 million colors at 480 by 854 pixels of resolution. Capacitive touch screens react to the electromagnetism emitted by human flesh and will not respond to other stimuli, such as a stylus. A standard lithium-ion battery provides the Milestone with up to 6.4 hours of talk time and up to 270 hours, or 11/3 days, of standby time.
Built on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, the Milestone uses a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and a PowerVR SGX530 graphics processing unit. The phone’s GPU acts as a backup to its main processor and is designed to handle the complex calculations involved in 3-D applications, such as video games. The phone is upgradeable to the Android 2.2 operating system. The Milestone comes with a variety of pre-loaded applications, including a media player, document reader and digital compass.
Memory and Connectivity
The Motorola Milestone for Alltel comes with 133MB of internal memory and a built-in card slot that supports microSD and microSDHC memory cards for up to 32GB of expanded memory. The Milestone is a quad-band phone, meaning it is capable of accessing 2G wireless networks throughout the world. It accesses the 2G network using GSM technology on the 850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 frequency bands and the 3G network using the HSDPA protocol on the 900 and 2,100 frequencies and the UMTS protocol on the 850 and 1,900 frequencies. The phone is also compatible with Wi-Fi technology.
Camera and Messaging
Equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, the Milestone for Alltel takes still images at up to 2,592 by 1,944 pixels of resolution and is able to record high-definition video. Several camera features, including auto focus and geotagging, give the phone added photographic functionality. Geotagging is a process that embeds map and GPS coordinate data into each image captured by the phone. The phone supports text, picture, video and voice messages and mobile email through connections to a POP3 or IMAP4 server. Push email, also included with the Milestone, instantly delivers incoming email directly to the phone and does not require you to log in and manually check for new messages.