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Motorola Milestone 2 - £179.99 @ Expansys

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Now even cheaper then the £189.99

Now running 3.2 gingerbread in the UK :)

The best just got better with the Motorola Milestone2. Its more of everything. More speed, more memory, more media, more features, more capable. The Motorola Milestone2 is running Android 2.2. It is twice as fast as the original, enhanced MotoBLUR that brings all your social networks, emails and messages together and the latest version of Android with Flash 10 support, wireless media sharing and even the ability to turn your phone into a wireless hotspot.

2.3 Gingerbread.
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    Agharta
    B00mer15
    so is this a iphone or not, if not what is it?

    It's something aimed at people with an IQ higher than 50.
    demos30
    Quicklite
    £50 quid more for Evo 3D, erm.



    Where? Can you post a link to the Evo 3D for this price?
    shuo23
    milestone 2 will remain at 2.3 according to motorola's latest upgrade plan
    so no luck for official ics, but cm9 is always there so...
    canada16
    demos30
    Quicklite
    £50 quid more for Evo 3D, erm.



    Where? Can you post a link to the Evo 3D for this price?


    He said 50.00 more and its 229.00 at asda.

    GET THE EVO 3D

    Edited By: canada16 on Feb 18, 2012 17:34
    rhalai
    truegamer23
    FerreroRussian
    edaw
    Solid phone, don't excpect much from official updates though.

    Is it still on 2.2?


    nope it started to get update to 3.2 gingerbread in november last your :P https://www.facebook.com/motorolaeurope/posts/10150488536915499
    and here :)
    http://www.unwiredview.com/2011/11/29/motorola-milestone-2-android-2-3-gingerbread-update-will-start-rolling-out-in-europe-tomorrow/


    I can confirm that you can get 2.3 from the Motorola site, NO OTA updates you need to download and install the following.

    https://rsddownload.motorola.com/download/Motorola_Software_Update.exe

    It is a great phone, one more minor annoyance to mention, the battery indicator isnt very good, I think it only registers in 10% increments.
    benf90
    rhalai
    I can confirm that you can get 2.3 from the Motorola site, NO OTA updates you need to download and install the following.

    https://rsddownload.motorola.com/download/Motorola_Software_Update.exe

    It is a great phone, one more minor annoyance to mention, the battery indicator isnt very good, I think it only registers in 10% increments.


    Anyone who has this phone could try an app called 'Battery Indicator' by Darshan Computing (its free). It adds a battery icon to the status bar and shows '1% increments for most Motorola devices'. I don't have this phone so don't know for sure but it works perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy W.
    lazyboy
    Thank you for the battery indicator tip, it works perfectly.
    I am amazed at how good this phone is. Its ugly but it just works very well.
    Judosteffer
    Can a few people comment on what it's like?
    lazyboy
    My thoughts:

    Very good GPS sensitivity
    Metal front.
    LCD good but not as good as AMOLED type screens
    Heavier than some handsets, feels solid. Some people may prefer a lighter phone.
    Standby about 2 days.
    The free dock from expansys is well worth having!
    Nealio
    I've had mine about a week now and so far, liking it a lot.

    I never got along with my last phone which was an android touchscreen HTC after coming from a previous QWERTY slider, a HTC TyTn. So I was after another QWERTY slider. Tried a Desire Z, the floppy and fragile looking hinge put me off.

    As said above, it has a feeling of heft and solidity to it. Slider is smooth and rigid, no slopiness. How this holds up in the long term, only time will tell. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some say it's ugly, some like the look. Me, I say it's neither ugly nor good looking, it's just a phone.

    Yes, the front is (or appears to be) metal, but the back half is plastic and has a sort of soft touch coating on it which I think will fare worse, we shall see.

    Only real downside is the horrid Motoblur overlay. It's funny how Motorola place such an emphasis on this 'feature' of the phone as if it's actually a desirable selling point. It's really not. You can remove most of the widgets and stuff like that but a lot remains. There are deblurred ROMs available should you feel the need.

    Be aware that if you install the official Moto 2.3 Gingerbread update, most of the custom ROMs currently out will be off limits to you since they are built on the 2.2 Froyo kernel and you can't downgrade because of the locked bootloader.

    If you're the sort of person who absolutely has to have the latest thing with the highest clock speed, the most CPU cores, the highest screen resolution and want to play the latest games, watch movies etc. then it's probably not for you. If like me you just want a phone that is well built with a physical keyboard and not too out of date, then you'll probably get along with it.

    The Motorola Defy+ is basically the same specification, without the keyboard but dustproof and waterproof.

    Overall, I am very satisfied with it. Paired with a giffgaff SIM and a £10 goodybag, it's perfect for me.

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