Motorola released the Droid a few years back to mostly positive reviews. That was because the company had produced a smartphone that stood near the top of the industry in developments and performance. Lately, other manufacturers have caught up and Motorola has found itself playing catch up. In order to reclaim cellular glory, the company has unveiled the Motorola Milestone XT720.With the XT720, gone is some of the size and weight of devices that came before. The Milestone's shell measures 116 x 61x 11mm and the phone weighs 160g. The shape of the handset is rather unique. When viewed in landscape mode, there is a protuberance on the top right that seems to serve no other purpose than house three lights that indicate the camera option the phone is in. The front and back of the Milestone seem to be carved from two completely different pieces, as they fit together oddly. Critics have expressed their displeasure with the looks of the phone, stating that the changes were unnecessary. The new design does set the phone apart from the others.Aside from the controversial design of the handset itself, the Milestone XT720 possesses a 3.7-inch screen that has been featured on previous models. It is a capacitive touchscreen containing a 480 x 854 pixel display. The large screen is perfect for displaying photos taken with the Milestone's 8-megapixel camera. The camera includes a Xenon flash, a feature currently found on no other Android smartphone. Face detection and a panorama mode are also nice aspects of the camera. Of course, a phone that features a high-quality camera will likely have an advanced video recorder as well. The Milestone does, capturing video at 720p. The customer is also treated to an HDMI port home elevator Manufacturer and the necessary cables to connect the phone to the big screen.Motoblur is gone from the XT720, replaced by Android 2.1. Built-in social networking may be gone, but customers receive a trial version of MotoNav and Motorola's new Phone Portal app. With this application, you can manage your Milestone's data from the browser of a PC or Mac that maintains a USB or WiFi connection. The XT720 handles web browsing well on its own, with the best results obviously obtained on the WiFi network. Of course, Youtube and movies are capably presented on the 3.7-inch screen.Motorola has not eliminated the competition with the Milestone XT720. They have, however, staked a claim once again as a leader in smartphone technology. The XT720 is sure to meet the needs of customers looking for a practical and speedy phone.