The Motorola Droid, much hyped and soon to debut on the Verizon Wireless network in the U.S., will also be introduced in Argentina, Italy and Germany, though under the name Milestone and with a few changes, including a radio switch. The Milestone still runs Google's Android operating system.
Under the name Milestone, the Motorola Droid-which will arrive in the United
States on the Verizon Wireless network Nov.
6-will also be introduced to markets in Argentina,
Italy and Germany.
Both run Google's Android 2.0 operating system, but the Milestone replaces
the Droid's CDMA 1x 800/1900 EVDO Rev. A connectivity with support for
WCDMA/900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA and GPRS networks. Both
additionally offer connectivity over Wi-Fi.
The list of Google services for the Milestone is a bit shortened, compared with the Droid, with
Milestone featuring only Google Talk, Google Mail, Google Search and access to
the Android Market app store. Mapping has been relegated to a Motonav trial
version from Motorola. Droid's list of included Google mobile services, on the
other hand, includes Google Calendar, Contact Sync, Latitude, Maps Street View,
Maps, Navigation, Search Box, Search By Voice and YouTube.
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.