Motorola and StarHub launch MOTOROLA Milestone XT in Singapore

Today, Motorola, together with Starhub, launches the Motorola Milestone XT. It is an Android phone with OS 2.1. A simple description on this phone is “a Motorola Milestone without the keyboard”. It has a mini HDMI out port, 8 MegaPixels camera with Xenon flash. Exclusive to Starhub, it will be available from tomorrow (i.e. PC Show 2010).

Motorola and StarHub launch MOTOROLA Milestone™ XT Android 2.1 with HD Capabilities in Singapore

–       First smartphone on Android platform to play high-definition (HD) videos directly on your HD television

–       Features 720p HD camcorder and 8MP camera with professional xenon flash

SINGAPORE – June 9, 2010 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and StarHub today introduced the exclusive launch of MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT in Singapore. This exciting offering allows StarHub to further expand its Android™ smartphone line-up to meet increasing consumer demand.

Combining an ultra-thin, fashionable design with the power of high-speed Internet access on the go, the MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT keeps you up to date with the latest industry buzz and lets you create and enjoy the mobile internet experience that matches your lifestyle. Its 720p HD (High-Definition) camcorder lets you capture your videos in high-definition and, for the first time on an Android-powered device, play them directly on your HD television. The photography buff in you will enjoy the 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash to showcase your artistic flair with crisp, high quality images.

Powered by StarHub’s nationwide advanced mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi, MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT gives you the flexibility of high-speed internet access at home, outdoors and on the road, anytime. With a cool and trendy industrial design and ultra-large high-resolution 3.7” pinch-and zoom screen, MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT offers a delightful mobile Internet experience, including browsing the web, watching videos, viewing photos and playing games. Plug it to your HD television via HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and enjoy those memorable videos in high-definition quality.

MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT also offers the best mobile entertainment experience with StarHub’s 24 premium mobile TV channels such as CNN, Asian Food Channel and National Geographic Channel.

“This phone is for the fashionable crowd in the market who do not want to compromise on performance. We are pleased to work with StarHub to bring MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT to Singapore. This device will blow your mind away with its ability to deliver HD videos directly to your HD television!” said Andrew Morley, Vice President of Marketing across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia at Motorola.

“Android has rapidly risen to the rank of a major smartphone platform worldwide. Hot on the heels of the very well-received MOTOROLA MILESTONE launch in March 2010, we are thrilled to offer the MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT exclusively in Singapore from tomorrow,” said Ng Long Shyang, Head of Sales at StarHub. “Powered by StarHub’s nationwide advanced mobile broadband network and no-bill-shock data access packages, the MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT is a fashionable yet power-packed phone for anyone who desires only the best experience in communications, Internet access and the coolest entertainment content on the move.”

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MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT gives you access to thousands of apps and widgets from Android Market™1. A suite of Google™ applications including Google Maps™ with Latitude, Gmail ™ and YouTube™ are also integrated onto the device. It brings that experience to life, and makes it simpler, faster, and more fun than ever. Powered by Android 2.1, MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT offers endless possibilities to make consumers’ business, living, gaming and entertainment better by releasing you from the constraints of time and space. The upgraded live wallpaper, with up to five home screen panels, allows more space for customization. You can even group different widgets, such as your calendar, contacts, email, clock, and dozens of others the way you want to, so that you see what you want, where you want.

As MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT is based on an open platform, the preloaded software on your handset updates automatically, regularly renewing the phone with more features and better performance. The reciprocal support between MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT and PC also helps download new applications from the handset or PC.

Capture those important moments like a pro with MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT’s built-in 8-megapixel autofocus digital camera with a professional xenon flash. For the video buffs, record in HD with the 1280 x 720 high definition video camera.  Save your ideas and other important information with Motorola’s proprietary handwriting recognition technology, which lets MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT record and turn your handwriting into words accurately at high-speed.  And the handset’s aGPS satellite positioning and navigation helps you find shortcuts quickly, accurately and easily, and makes traveling down the street or around the world a whole new experience.

Product features and functions at a glance

  • 3.7”, 16:9 WVGA display
  • Dimension: 60.9×115.95×10.9mm/ Weight:139g
  • HD video capture at 720p, HDMI to HDTV
  • 854 X 480 ultra-large high-resolution with pinch & zoom and double tap
  • 8 megapixel digital camera with professional xenon flash and 1280 x 720 high-resolution video camera function
  • Support for Bluetooth® stereo headset and data transmission2
  • 3.5 mm jack for the widest choices of headsets for music enjoyment
  • FM Radio
  • 8GB Micro SD expandable to 32GB
  • CrystalTalk™ professional noise cancellation technology, recognized throughout the industry for its clear, uninterrupted voice calls in high-noise environments.
  • 3.5G HSPA 10.2Mbps/5.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g for high-speed internet access
  • Newest Motorola handwriting recognition technology to enable quick input and accurate recognition of cursive styles and simplified forms of Chinese
  • Built-in gravity sensor, infrared proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor mode
  • Powerful Cortex™ A8 processor with 3D accelerator built in for smooth and easy multitasking
  • Concurrent processing of multiple email accounts and separation of work email and personal email inboxes
  • Five Chinese input methods including phonetic notation, handwriting, Cangjie, pinyin, and Chinese strokes
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Other applications and functions

  • Google Maps3: User location identification, direct direction guide, and as satellite photos and street views provided during map browsing
  • Gmail: Integration of, and support to, multiple email accounts
  • YouTube: Single-touch play on the home screen or applications
  • Google Talk™: Communications service provided by Google
  • Google contacts: Online synchronization of contacts
  • On-screen proximity sensor that automatically locks up when the ear is close to the handset to enable uninterrupted phoning
  • Touch-control GPS for quick, accurate, and easy identification of shorts

Availability

MOTOROLA MILESTONE XT will be available at all StarHub Shops and selected Exclusive Partners’ outlets from 10 June 2010, from as low as S$0, on selected price plans.

Items 3G SmartSurf 100 3G SmartSurf 300 3G SmartSurf 700 3G SmartSurf Unlimited
Monthly Subscription (w/GST) $38 $58 $98 $205
Voice credit (mins) 100 300 700 2000
SMS/MMS credit 500 500 500 2000
Data credit (GB) 12 12 12 Unlimited
MILESTONE XT Pricings $198 $98 $0 $0

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US$22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.tw

Android, Android Market, Google, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc.

About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communication company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates Singapore’s fastest two-way HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 21Mbps for downlink to complement its nation-wide GSM network, and an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including High Definition Television and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub also operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MCSI Singapore Free Index.

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Some of the statements in this news release which are not historical facts are statements of future expectations with respect to the financial conditions, results of operations and businesses, and related plans and objectives. These forward-looking statements are based on StarHub’s current views, intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside StarHub’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Because actual results could differ materially from StarHub’s current views, intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, such forward-looking statements are not and should not be construed as a representation, forecast or projection of future performance of StarHub. It should be noted that the actual performance of StarHub may vary significantly from such statements.

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1Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless email functionality requires an email account with wireless server capabilities.

2 This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, HSP, and HFP profiles. For Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer. Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.

3 Services for the provision of content are provided by a third party, the content, accuracy and legality of which are the responsibility of such third parties and subject to terms and conditions. Please check with the relevant service provider

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The MILESTONE logo is a trademark of Motorola. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.  © 2010 Motorola, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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