GSM-fueled Motorola MILESTONE A.k.a. DROID Launches In Europe

By 07:52 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments

That didn't hold long - the Global System for Mobile communication (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 acquire it, but the poor 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 acquire too excited though, there's no Google Maps Navigation for Europe, all you acquire is a 60-day trial of MOTONAV. Google has Street View for many European cities, so haged your fingers crossed they create 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, 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 (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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