Motorola ties up with StarHub to launch Android powered Milestone

Motorola and StarHub have jointly announced the launch of the new Motorola Milestone (also known as Droid in the US). The Android phone is available from 27 March at all authroized StarHub retail shops.

 Motorola ties up with StarHub to launch Android powered Milestone

Ng Long Shyang, StarHub’s Head of Sales, and Andrew Morley, Vice President EMARA Marketing for Motorola, were at the event to jointly announce the Milestone.

“Motorola has been in Singapore for 36 years and our International headquarters is based here. We also have long working relationship with StarHub and other carriers in Singapore and its a key market for us. That’s why we decided to launch the Milestone here as one of our first markets” says Morley.

(Note that this is also the first Andriod 2.1 smartphone to be launched in Singapore and Asia Pacific region).

“2010 could well be the year of smartphones housed by Google Android. The smartphone market worldwide are particular and excited about Motorola’s latest Android handset – the Milestone. We are very excited to launch this much anticipated smartphone to consumers exclusively in Singapore” says Ng.

 Motorola ties up with StarHub to launch Android powered Milestone

The Motorola Milestone is slim and features a slide-out QWERTY keypad and a large 3.7-inch touchscreen display. On the right of the QWERTY keypad is a navigation d-pad for controlling the cursor, if you don’t want to use the touchscreen.

 Motorola ties up with StarHub to launch Android powered Milestone

StarHub has also included their free TV application in the Motorola Milestone for consumers, and there are 25 channels for your viewing pleasure. (Note that all channels are $1 for post-paid customers).

Here’s the pricing for the Milestone on StarHub…

table Motorola ties up with StarHub to launch Android powered Milestone

The Motorola Milestone retails at S$888 without telco plans..