Maybe the commercials for the Motorola Milestone were not as flashy as the ads for its U.S. sister device, the DROID, but the spots must have struck a chord with cellphone buyers in the U.K. Online retailer expansys started offering the Android 2.0 powered smartphone on the 10th and within 2 and a half hours, the entire inventory was sold out. In a statement to U.K. site Pocket-Lint, the retailer said that it was the fastest selling gadget in the 11 year history of the site, even more successful than the launch of the iPhone; expansys received over 1,000 pre-orders for the handset and had to increase its order to Motorola twice. For those shut out, more units are expected in time for Christmas according to the site's CEO Roger Butterworth. "The demand for the Motorola Milestone has beenstaggering. We received the units at 10am on Thursday, 2.5 hours laterwe had sold out. A second shipment is already on the way and should bearriving in time for Christmas orders," said the executive. The Motorola Milestone is almost an exact replica of the U.S. offered DROID with the former model equipped with multitouch in the browser, allowing for pinch-to-zoom navigation.
Motorola Milestone Specifications