The successor to Motorola’s commercially acclaimed Motorola Droid, or the Milestone as it’s known in Europe, is due for a UK release this November.
Motorola confirmed last month that the Milestone 2 would be arriving in Europe in Q4. It now looks set for a UK launch next month if reports of a November 17th release are to be believed.
At first glance, the Milestone 2 is more of an evolutionary update of the original Milestone than a revolutionary sequel. But it also does away with some fundamental design flaws that plagued its predecessor, including the oft-criticised physical keyboard, which has been made 'clickier' and much easier to type on thanks to the additional space vacated by the removal of the directional pad.
The Milestone 2 also packs a faster 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, which should enable smoother running of applications, an improved five-megapixel snapper capable of high-definition recording, plus 8GB of onboard storage.
But more importantly, the Milestone 2 will come pre-installed with Android 2.2, AKA, Froyo, which should be a welcome change amidst the ongoing Froyo update issues being suffered by UK customers.
Despite its success stateside, the original Milestone had an abysmal reception in the UK. It will be interesting to see if the Milestone 2 can do a better job at convincing punters this time around, especially with stiff competition from its Android peers and the newly announced Windows Phone 7 range of smartphones.