Motorola Inc. has unveiled its highly anticipated product, the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 smartphone, in Kenya, aiming to compete with Huawei and Samsung Android devices. Currently, Huawei Android smartphones enjoy a significant market share in Kenya. However, the introduction of the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is expected to have a substantial impact on the current market dynamics, thanks to its unique strengths that address major drawbacks experienced with Huawei handsets, such as battery life issues in models like the Huawei U8150.

While both Huawei and Motorola share the strengths of using the Android operating system, Motorola MILESTONE XT720 excels in terms of hardware compared to Huawei smartphones. It stands out as one of the world's slimmest Android-powered smartphones available in the Kenyan retail market. While major mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung and Sony Ericsson have embraced the Android operating system, Nokia, despite its historical dominance in the Kenyan mobile handset market, still clings to the outdated Symbian-based operating system in smartphones like the Nokia E7.

The release of the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is expected to establish Motorola's prowess in producing cutting-edge technology smartphones, further solidifying its position in the industry.

Motorola MILESTONE XT720 Key Features and Specifications:

  1. 3.7-inch Touch Screen: The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 boasts a 480x854 pixel display panel, enabling the seamless display of full-size web pages and providing an immersive viewing experience for videos, games, and photos.

  2. 8.0 Megapixel Camera: Equipped with advanced smart image capture features like face detection, multi-shot capability, red-eye reduction, and camera shake prevention, the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 features an 8.0 Megapixel camera capable of recording high-definition video clips and capturing stunning images. With a x10 zoom possibility and the assistance of Xenon flash, photo clarity is ensured regardless of lighting conditions.

  3. 720p HD Camcorder: Record high-definition video clips using the 8.0 Megapixel camera. The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 supports direct viewing of recorded video clips on HDTVs through its High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable.

  4. Ample Memory Capacity: The device is equipped with 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, and 150MB of internal memory, expandable with an external MicroSD card of up to 32GB, providing ample space for multimedia storage.

  5. High-Speed Connectivity: Enjoy high-speed 3G internet connectivity with HSDPA at 10.2Mbps and HSUPA at 5.76Mbps. Additionally, connect to the internet wirelessly using WiFi 802.11b/g.

  6. Powerful Performance: The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is powered by a 720MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, delivering smooth performance. It operates on the Eclair v2.1 Android operating system, ensuring a user-friendly and intuitive interface.

  7. Fm Radio with RDS: Stay entertained with the built-in FM radio and Radio Data System (RDS) feature.

The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is priced at Kshs.29999 at Orange retail shops in Kenya. With its exceptional features and capabilities, this smartphone presents a compelling choice for tech-savvy consumers seeking a top-tier Android device that delivers outstanding performance and an immersive multimedia experience.