(Update) (Video) Motorola Comeback -Part 1-: MileStone First Arabic Android Phone Launched in the Arab World

22 Jul, 2010

Update: end of the post.

Motorola has been a Mobile handset icon in the Arab world for a long time, but in the past few years the star has diminished to rivals such as Nokia and now iPhone and BlackBerry.

That case was not specific to the Arab world, its has been a problem that Motorola faced in its mother land: USA, but with the launching of its powerful Android based cell phone Droid and now Droid X, things have changed.

In the Arab world, Motorola is making a comeback its Droid or what they call MileStone outside USA is now launched in several Arab countries: GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Jordan. The Milestone cost around $ 700 USD depending in the country and the data plan.

Around a month ago we interviewed Bashar Hafez Products Operation Manager Motorola where he also showcased MileStone the first Arabic Android phone. In the Video Basher shed the light on Motorola’s new strategy, the company is focusing on Mobile and home entertainment business as 3 days ago it sold its wireless network infrastructure assets for US $1.2 billion in cash to Nokia Siemens.

This is part one of Motorola Comeback series.

Here is the Video (note the Milstone in this video is not with the Arabic version of Android, we will post our own separate review for that later) :

Update 1: We have contacted HTC PR company in the region, we are being told that some HTC Android powered devices run certain level of arabization, we will keep you posted once we get full details from HTC’s PR company in the region.

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  1. Arabic Translation Expert  |  July 22nd, 2010 at 11:13 AM #

    That’s great news. We need more and more Android phones in the Arab countries.

  2. hassan hamran  |  July 22nd, 2010 at 2:41 PM #

    the interviewer is retarded!

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  July 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 PM #

    Thanks!

  4. Ahmed  |  July 25th, 2010 at 12:13 PM #

    Sir, I don’t know what do u mean Arabic version? do u mean a full Arabic interface

    or just add Arabic keyboard?
    i know that Samsung Galaxy S already includes Arabic Keyboard.

    i hope Google officially supports Arabic in Android OS soon.

  5. Gaith Saqer  |  July 27th, 2010 at 12:38 PM #

    Ahmed it is full Arabic Interface for android i did not see the Arabic device yet, but this what Bashar said.

  6. Bashar Al-Abdulhadi  |  July 29th, 2010 at 3:33 AM #

    I’ve contacted HTC many times regarding official arabic support from them as been said here and there on the legend and the desire but no official reply yet

    i would be surprised if they answered you officially

    i’ve be checking the galaxy S tomorrow to see the arabic support is it like the older samsung native or just reading/writing

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