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Old 16.07.2010, 15:26
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New Motorola Milestone XT720 at Digitec

...just when I got my Milestone (original A855 model) in the mail last week, they are already bringing forward new versions. Looks like the XT720 will come to Digitec in a few weeks. No physical keyboard tho on this. But I hear a "Droid 2" is coming out soon on Verizon in the US, so maybe a GSM version will follow...

http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetail...Artikel=193047

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/XW...TO-XT720-XW-EN
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Re: New Motorola Milestone XT720 at Digitec

Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree, definitely not a fan of all that screen bezel and the protruding chin.
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Re: New Motorola Milestone XT720 at Digitec

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Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree, definitely not a fan of all that screen bezel and the protruding chin.
From Engadget... http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/07/m...am-720p-video/

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One thing we can say already, though, is that the ergonomics of the phone feel all wrong. The surface of the touchscreen had too much friction to it, preventing the featherlight swipes that characterize the finest devices in this class, and the redundant protrusion on the lower right of the phone also doesn't help things. You'll see both problems in our hands-on video below -- sure, we're clumsy at the best of times, but the XT720 didn't help one-handed operation with its odd shape. Then there's also -- a more aesthetic concern here -- the fact that the front and back parts seem to have been designed by different teams. The matte blue backplate is in the spirit of the Droid, dominated by angles and straight lines, while the front end exhibits curves, a glossy metallic surround, and an ultra-glossy display. Go figure.

The overall vibe we got from this meetup was one of mild disappointment -- many of us have been breathing heavily in anticipation of a keyboard-less Droid, but if this is the best Moto can do, we'll just have to look elsewhere. The XT720 is 10.9mm thick to the Droid's 13.7mm, but as you can see in our comparison gallery, that's not really a tangible difference when you look at the two phones side by side ... in the real world.
Definitely a miss...
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Re: New Motorola Milestone XT720 at Digitec

For me a QWERTZ keyboard is a requirement, so any "touch-screen only" devices are out. At the moment the original Milestone is perfect for me, but I see rumors of the "Shadow" which got me drooling ...it looks like a upgrade of the original Milestone, but no release dates or anything other than rumors at the moment. Looks like maybe later this year tho.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/16/m...erty-keyboard/

http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_droid_xtreme-3092.php

...with so many different versions (Milestone, Droid X, Droid 2, Shadow) I'm getting confused . Hopefully Digitec still manages to offer some of them up to the CH public. It's nice to get a discount with a contract renewal, instead of having to hunt it down on ebay...
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