It may be an orphan in terms of an official carrier, but that hasn't prevented the Motorola Milestone XT720 from making its UK début.

Available SIM-free and unlocked, the sequel(ish) to the Motorola Milestone is based on the Motoroi.

The Motorola Milestone XTZ20 is an Android 2.1 device with a 3.7-inch, 480 x 854, touchscreen and is capable of shooting 720p video at 24fps. There's a HDMI out port so you can watch your videos back on your HDTV.

It is powered by a ARM Cortex-A8, 720MHz chip and it has 256MB of RAM.

For still images you're looking at an impressive 8-megapixel camera that comes with geo-location features, auto-focus, a Xenon flash, and has smile and face detection.

It has HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and it comes with Motonav mapping software onboard that uses the device's A-GPS features. This will be free for a 60-day period, but you'll have to subscribe if you want to keep on using it. 

If you're a Milestone/Droid fan, there's no doubt that the XT720 might tempt you, but also bear in mind that we're expecting the Milestone 2/Droid 2 to be released soon as well. If you're a QWERTY lover, you may want to wait for the official sequel to keep your Milestone love affair going.

The price is available at various online retailers including Play (£359.99) and Clove (£381.88). The best price we've seen is £282.23, but that is from an American seller so you can assume you'd have to pay a fair bit of shipping. It's available to order now.