The Motorola Milestone was the first phone to pack Android 2.0, while other Android handsets were stranded on 1.6 or Donut as it is otherwise known. And for a short while it was the best phone in the Android stable. But its reign was short lived and it was soon knocked off that pedestal by the version 2.1-toting Google Nexus One.
However, with the news of Android 2.1 making its way over to the Milestone's identical American twin, the Droid, it's more than likely we'll be seeing the update this side of the pond too, not to mention a viable alternative to the Nexus One. Of course this is all hopeful thinking right now as Motorola have kept pretty tight lipped about it all, giving us the typical "no comment" and still leaving us in the dark.
Updates aside, the Milestone is an impressive handset boasting an excellent 3.7" touchscreen with full multitouch, making it a nifty tool for browsing the web and scrolling through contacts and messages. There's also Motorola's own sat nav software Motonav, Exchange and multiple accounts support as well as acces to Google's visual search tool Google Goggles and a 5MP camera with dual LED flash.