Goodness, isn’t July the month for Android news, and I think we’ve hit the jackpot on this one!

Optus has FINALLY put the Motorola Milestone up on its shelves! It may be 6 months late, and really bad timing, but there is still a lot of hype with this device.

The Milestone, which packs a 600MHz CPU, 3.7″ 854×480 display & full QWERTY keyboard, can be purchased from Optus on the $49 ‘yes’ Social Cap for $0, which has $420 of credit and 500MB of data.

Anyone still interested in the Milestone?

Thanks Shaun!

[Via: Optus]

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  • telstra insider

    got some inside info from a friend who works for telstra december 2010 running android 2.1 on next g network

  • james

    i agree with mo… the lack of gingerbread potential on the droid makes it a second tier Droid phone. Unless there was a desperate need for physical keyboard i would be inclined to avoid it!

  • doozel

    Are Telstra/Optus trying to bankrupt Vodafone/3? They have gone from the most affordable plans with the worst coverage to the worst coverage with the worst plans? Desire, Galaxy S, Milestone all on betters plans

    Vodafone to Vodafone/3 is great but the data limits are a joke…

  • mo buksh

    This is a good phone but Phandroid is reporting a rumour that Gingerbread has a minimum specification of:

    – 3.5 inch screen (no problems here)
    – 1ghz (no)
    – 512mb of RAM (no again)

    Source: http://phandroid.com/2010/06/30/rumor-android-3-0-gingerbread-details-outed-1ghz-minimum-specification/

    This phone is still a great device, it may just have issues updating past Froyo unless a custom build can be made. At this stage, I would say its might be wise to choose a device with upgrade-compatible specs, especially a newer device that would stand a better chance of being updated to gingerbread (rumoured to be released December 2010). That being said, you could spend the rest of you life waiting for the next great rumoured phone with the next great rumoured spec to come out LOL

  • TechHead

    Milestone is old spec unfortunately, still nice, but hardware is lacking. Hey Buzz are you one of the droids that tried to disable Master Kenobi’s ship or are you the one who says “I come in peace”? Or some other reason for the name? I’ve been wondering, that’s all. You don’t have to say if it’s private :)

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Buzz Moody

      It’s times like these where I wished I had of watched Star Wars.

      • TechHead

        It’s from Revenge of the Sith, I think, only a couple of mins from the start, his ship is “crawling with buzz droids”. The other quote you may recognise as Buzz Lightyear (or lite snack, according to Woody, LOL). Sorry for the off topic.

  • 4iedemon

    Still a good bargain!

  • Et3rnal

    huh, too late ;(, im in love with Samsung epic nw :D lol, anynews about it?? or i shall go grab Milestone ????

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Buzz Moody

      No news on the Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S Pro).

  • Simon

    Nope, not interested!
    and the Samsung Galaxy S Pro (the one with the physical keyboard) turned out to be 4G :( so pretty much useless for me as my travels take me to countries with 2G only! so i need a 2G/3G.

    So it’s the Droid 2 for me :) Milestones’ twin brother on steroids :)

    • Bob

      You do realise that just because it supports 4G it doesn’t mean it doesn’t support 2G/3G.

  • Hoff

    Imported it 6 months ago and STILL love it!