Motorola Milestone on sale today with 'massive' pre-orders

Motorola Milestone goes on sale in UK today
Motorola Milestone goes on sale in UK today

Motorola's UK version of the Droid mobile phone, the Milestone, has finally landed on our shores through online retailer Expansys.

The phone is the first to offer Android 2.0, the latest version of the mobile OS, bringing with it a whole host of upgrades.

Speaking to TechRadar, a spokesperson for Expansys said the site had received 'massive' pre-orders in the two weeks it had been on sale, and confirmed the Milestone will be shipping today.

The Milestone is on sale as both a SIM free unit (£449) or on a contract with T-Mobile (£50 on an 18-month £35 a month deal), but the spokesperson also confirmed to us that this doesn't mean that the network will be running with it in store, just that it is Expansys' 'preferred' network.

The natural Android

The good news for all of those G2 Touch users who were left waiting for the official T-Mobile version of the upgrade is that the contract version of the phone will be offered in its 'natural' Android state - ie with no T-Mobile firmware on board.

The QWERTY keyboarded Milestone, which also brings a large 3.7-inch screen, will be sold through Expansys until 31 December, although we're still waiting to hear word over which networks will be offering it.

Expansys is also offering consumers who trade in an old HTC, Blackberry or iPhone up to a £100 rebate via mail.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.