Motorola Milestone 2 – Featuring The Swype Text Input Method For Efficient Text Entry

By | October 31, 2017

The original Motorola Milestone was an impressive handset which won over its fair share of fans.  Soon to be released, the Motorola Milestone 2 looks set to continue this trend thanks to a number of improvements over its predecessor which includes a 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 Froyo and HD video capture.

 

Handset measures 116.3x 60.5x 18.7 mm so is comfortable to hold and use on the move, especially given its light weight of 169 g.  Measuring 3.7 inches, the TFT capacitive touchscreen utilises a pixel configuration of 480x 854 can display up to 16M colours meaning that photos, videos and the user interface in general are displayed in quality and clarity.  The screen features proximity and accelerometer sensors, the latter of which automatically rotates the onscreen content based upon the orientation of the phone.  Another feature of the screen is the text input method called Swype.  This allows users to utilise the onscreen QWERTY keyboard were simply tracking their finger from one letter to the next without needing to take their finger off the screen.  With little practice this can result in improved text input speeds.  For those who prefer to use a physical keyboard, a new and improved slide-out qwerty he keyboard reveals itself from beneath the screen, perfect for those who are prolific text message and email users.

 

A generous 8 GB of internal storage is provided as standard; however there is also an integrated microSD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 8 GB memory card.  This can be replaced with a memory card of up to 32 GB meaning users have plenty of scope for storing files such as their music collection, videos and documents.

 

Class 10 versions of both EDGE and GPRS keep the Motorola Milestone 2 connected to cellular networks.  HSDPA connection takes care of Internet access in areas covered by 3G; however a faster Internet connection can be attained thanks to Wi-Fi, whenever users have access to local Wireless Networks.  Bluetooth and micro USB connections finish off the list of connectivity features.

 

The Motorola Milestone 2 is equipped with a useful 5 mega pixel digital camera which operates at a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 resulting in top quality still images.  Autofocus, image stabilisation and a dual LED flash are all provided to simplify the task of taking photos whilst simultaneously improving their quality.  Of course, users also have the option to shoot video and this is in stunning HD in 720p quality.

 

A long list of standard features caters for those who are into social networking thanks to Facebook or twitter and MySpace integration, and there is a versatile internal media player which supports many different formats of both music and video files along with a number of pre-installed and downloadable games to keep users entertained.

 

Thanks to its versatile operating system and powerful hardware, if the Motorola Milestone 2 looks sure to prove popular upon its upcoming release.

 

If you like the Motorola Milestone 2 check out the Motorola XT720 Milestone


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  • Multi-modal: Swype, Type, Write, Speak
  • Unique Tablet Keyboards: No need to download a separate application for your tablet. Swype includes three tablet modes to choose from, including: the original Swype keyboard, a small and moveable keyboard, and a split keyboard for easy tablet input.
  • Language Downloads: Swype supports over 71 downloadable languages and 20 dialects.

3 thoughts on “Motorola Milestone 2 – Featuring The Swype Text Input Method For Efficient Text Entry

  1. user9176

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Basically okay, couple of glitches., July 26, 2017

    By The Jajh

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    This review is from: Swype Keyboard Trial (App)

    I was desperate for a swipe keyboard for my Kindle 7. This one works fine EXCEPT for the talk-to-type function. That seems to stop after a few words. I haven’t investigated further – I just keep swiping away. I do find that I get a lot of words that have little to do with what I swiped, but I found that I can hold my finger on that word in the suggestion bar, and a box comes up. “Delete this word from dictionary?” If it’s a word I rarely use, I click “Yes.” I can always add it back later if I want to. Meanwhile, I’m more likely to get suggestions that I DO intend to use. Hope that makes sense.

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  2. user7875

    58 of 58 people found the following review helpful

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Read your agreement!!!, January 31, 2016

    By Matt

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    You are unable to use this app UNLESS you install the dragon software. The problem is, if you install the dragon software, the agreement is to allow the dragon to collect ALL of you key entries, including passwords, and credic card numbers. PLEASE READ THE AGREEMENT!!! Horrible that they do that!!! Now it won’t let me submit my review.

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  3. user3140

    46 of 47 people found the following review helpful

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    A free trial that makes me not want to spend even the minimal amount of money of the full product., July 17, 2016

    By Grandpa Boris (CA, USA) –

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    This review is from: Swype Keyboard Trial (App)

    Swype is free on all Android platforms I have — except on the Kindle. It’s odd that Amazon does not license Swype and bundle it for free with their Kindles, as every other vendor does.

    So you’d think it would be a no-brainer to give this trial version a try, then spend $1 on the product, since I like Swype on all my other Android devices, right? Well, it isn’t that simple. I have no insight into why this version of Swype is so different from what I have on my Samsung, HTC and Google devices, but it _is_ different. Its trace recognition is much worse and the word selection is just awful. I got so used to an almost 100% accuracy of word matching I get on all my other devices, that the terrible accuracy on my Kindle with this trial version of Swype was quite noticeable. I really don’t care about the myriad keyboard appearances, I want something that works well — and the Kindle/Amazon market version of Swype is awful.

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