Cellular South Customer will be getting their first taste of some High Powered Android devices this year when it releases the Motorola Milestone. The Milestone:

  • The world’s thinnest QWERTY keyboard.
  • The largest hi-res Android screen (3.7" widescreen display).
  • Android 2.1, featuring voice recognition,
    GPS (with turn-by-turn navigation), 3D wallpapers.
  • Google™ Mobile Services built-in, including Google Maps™,
    Google Talk™, GMail™, and YouTube™.
  • Quick and easy access to tens of thousands of apps
    via Android Market™.
  • Cellular South, which is the nations largest Privately held wireless carrier is jumping on the Android Wagon with both feet with the Milestone. Pretty safe bet with all the success it’s Motorola Droid cousin is having. Pricing or release date has yet to be determined but we will keep you posted. Press release after the break:

      Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless communications provider, announced plans today to offer one of the world’s most advanced Android-powered touchscreen smartphones – the Motorola Milestone™. The Milestone is the first of several new Android-based smartphones the carrier plans to launch this year.

      “This phone delivers one of the richest consumer experiences on the market today and pairs it with a very advanced keyboard to satisfy a range of users. This device takes full advantage of Cellular South’s advanced 3G high-speed mobile broadband data network, the best in the industry.”

      Featuring high-speed web browsing, access to thousands of applications from Android Market™, voice-activated search and a 3.7” widescreen display over one of the best 3G networks, the Android-powered Motorola Milestone from Cellular South sets a new standard for speed, performance and reliability.
      The Milestone features the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard, the thinnest in the world, and advanced touchscreen navigation integrated with built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™ and Google Maps Navigation™ BETA with voice-aided turn-by-turn directions.

      “We’re looking forward to bringing the benefits of the Motorola Milestone and other Android devices to our customers,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer of Cellular South. “This phone delivers one of the richest consumer experiences on the market today and pairs it with a very advanced keyboard to satisfy a range of users. This device takes full advantage of Cellular South’s advanced 3G high-speed mobile broadband data network, the best in the industry.”

      Following on the heels of Cellular South’s record-breaking introduction of its first Android-powered touchscreen smartphone, the Motorola Milestone is one of several new Android-powered touchscreen smartphone devices the carrier plans to offer its customers this year. Cellular South was one of the first U.S. carriers to introduce an Andriod™-powered smartphone with the launch of the HTC Hero™ last November.

      Highlights:

      • Powered by Android 2.1 mobile operating system from Google with pinch to zoom, Live Wallpapers and a full HTML web browser
      • Superior call quality with CrystalTalk™ Plus that filters out background noise and enhances voice quality
      • 3.7” high resolution (16:9 widescreen) screen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400,000 total pixels so you can see more of the web, e-mail, and more
      • Access to thousands of apps available through Android Market™. Navigate seamlessly back and forth and keep up to six applications open and running at a time. Android Market™ currently has over 50,000 applications available for download and about 65 percent of them are free of charge.
      • Full suite of Google applications including: Google Maps™, Gmail™, Google Talk™, and YouTube™
        Google Maps Navigation™ BETA, which provides turn-by-turn voice directions as a free feature of Google Maps along with live traffic, Street View and satellite imagery
      • 5 megapixel digital camera with dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization and DVD-broadcast quality advanced video record and playback (30 fps) in 16 million colors with easy 3G or Wi-Fi YouTube™ uploads
      • An 8 GB memory card included (up to 32 GB capable) for storage of your favorite music, pictures and video
      • When placed in its multi-media station, the Milestone transforms into a multi-media hub for movies, music, pictures and can even act as your bedside alarm clock.
      • Use stereo Bluetooth® to take calls and listen to music hands-free
      • Plug your favorite headphones into the 3.5mm headset jack and kick back to your favorite music or movies

      Pricing and Availability

      The Motorola Milestone is expected to be available for sale online at www.cellularsouth.com and in Cellular South retail stores soon. For more information or to sign up to be among the first to receive the Android-powered Motorola advanced touchscreen smartphone, visit www.cellularsouth.com/DiscoverCenter/phones-apps/android/coming-soon.jsp. No final retail price has been set yet for the device.

      To make owning the Milestone an even better experience, Cellular South has the industry’s best value for smartphones with its Smartphone Unlimited plan – the only one of its kind in the nation – that makes the enriched user experience more accessible to individuals, families and businesses. For only $59.98 a month per line for two lines, customers can talk, text, access the Web, and e-mail on the smartest network for smartphones without worrying about counting minutes, megabtyes or surprise bills.

      With better coverage, fewer dropped calls and more 3G high-speed data services than its competitors, Cellular South is the smartest place to get Android smartphones and offers the best mobile broadband experience for the Motorola Milestone.

      Motorola and the Stylized M logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc. HTC Hero is a trademark of HTC Corporation.

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