You Need to Leave the U.S. to Get Some of the Latest Phones & Tablets

Motorola Droid 3 (Milestone 3)

Motorola Droid 3 (Milestone 3)
Credit:
If you want the latest in mobile devices, the message we’ve been seeing based on a number of recent launches is: Don’t live in the United States.

Microsoft, for example, launched its first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices in Europe last Fall. Earlier, Dell released its first Android phone in China, its first quasi-tablet Dell Streak 5 in the U.K., and, most recently, its first 10-inch tablet in China.

Dell Launching Dell Streak 10 Tablet in China First: Here’s Why

The second generation Windows Phones manufactured by Nokia will also be available in Europe before the U.S.

Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handset will launch in 6 European countries first(WMPowerUser)

Next up to bypass the U.S.? Motorola’s Droid 3 which is branded as Milestone outside of the U.S.

Motorola Mobility and China Telecom Introduce the Third Milestone to China

The Milestone 3 (XT883) has a pull-out QWERTY keyboard with a number row, dual-core processor, 4-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video. It is based on Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread).