Motorola Milestone - Second Chance

Launch SRP: S$888

Overview

A (Re)Newed Chapter

Motorola has seen some tough times in the mobile phone scene over the last two years. The sleek, slim and swanky series of mobile devices that it churned out, had its moment, and soon became the bane of the company for sticking to an old routine over the years. By 2009, Motorola devices were few in numbers, drowning in a sea of devices that proved to be stronger, faster and more innovative. In short, Motorola was on the brink of losing its foothold in the mobile phone market, and facing the reality of being ousted out of it totally.

Yet, with the right strategy and partners, the company managed to put itself back on the map. By moving into the Google Android scene, Motorola was given a brand new slate to work on its mobile strategies. Open-source, ample customization options and most of all, an ever-growing developer community to tap on, these are just some of the advantages of the Android platform. Putting the plan into action, both companies worked together and delivered an Android 2.0 device by the end of 2009 - the Motorola Droid, otherwise known as the Motorola Milestone in this part of Asia.

The Milestone bears great significance for both Motorola and its competition. As we see more options available for the discerning consumer, Motorola's Milestone has to set itself apart from the rest and prove its worth in the torrent of choices out there. To put things into perspective, we present some of our findings that you should take note of if you're looking towards an Android device as your next mobile phone.

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Design
9
Features
9
User-Friendliness
8.5
Performance
9
Value
9.5
The Good
Slim form factor
Syncing features by Motorola
High battery mileage
The Bad
Stiff slider mechanism
Flat keys
Heavy