XT720 is another Milestone for Motorola

Hot on the heels of the Flipout launch last week, Motorola has just debuted its next proper Android smartphone - an imaging workhorse with an 8MP came

Hot on the heels of the Flipout launch last week, Motorola has just debuted its next proper Android smartphone - an imaging workhorse with an 8MP camera sensor and HD video.

The Milestone XT720 is also among the thinnest Android 2.1 phones to date at a trim 10.9mm and is the first to back up its camera guns with a Xenon flash.

It'll shoot 720p video that can be fed out via the HDMI socket. Sadly, the connection is proprietary, but Motorola has at least seen fit to include the cable in the box.

The Milestone XT720 also comes with an 8GB microSD card, but will happily accept up to 32GB of card storage, which you'll probably need for all that HD video capture.

Away from the imaging front (or back, if you prefer) the new Milestone has dropped its predecessor's QWERTY keys in favour of a 3.7in full touchscreen (though there are physical volume, power and shutter buttons on the sides).

Under the hood, Motorola's latest has a less-than-impressive 550MHz processor, which will have its work cut out if you want to take full advantage of Android 2.1, more so if it gets the forthcoming Froyo update.

We've had a quick fondle with the device. You can check out our first impressions here.