This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Mototola Cliq – the first ever Android device from Moto. It’ll be launching on T-Mobile USA in the Autumn in titanium and “winter white” but you’ll have to hang on for prices. Click over to www.t-mobile.com/cliq to get your name down.
The phone comes with something called “MOTOBLUR” which you can see in action here. It’s a way to sync MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and “your entire social life, in a single screen”. The interface will pull contacts, profile pics and status updates from various social media sites. It’s all sorted and and filed away neatly with groupings and Google Maps integration to see where your friends are. Your Twitter, Facebook and MySpace messages arrive together with texts and emails in one simple place. There’s also the ability to capture and share photos to sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket and MySpace (hey, where’s FlickR?).
The Moto Cliq itself has, as you can see, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The screen is a 3.1″ HVGA screen and there’s a 5 megapixel auto-focus cam around the back. There’s 3G and WiFi connectivity with a 3.5mm audio port and 2 microSD card included.
The initial vibe is that the MOTOBLUR interface works very well and is very fluid. However, the interesting thing for us in Europe is that this handset is ALSO coming to here under the name “Mototola Dext”. It will be available on Orange here in the UK and France, and you’ll also be able to buy it on Telefonica in Spain and America Movil in Latin America.
Read on for the full press release.
Update – More real-life pictures over at engadget.com
Links – Motorola Cliq Detaills (USA) – Mototola Dext Details (Rest of World) – Press Announcements
Links – Test drive MOTOBLUR yourself – MOTOBLUR Info – Specs list
Introduces CLIQ(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM): The First Phone
with Social Skills
MOTOBLUR(TM) solution automatically syncs and streams
communications, contacts and content throughout new Motorola devices
Android(TM) beginning in the fourth quarter
FRANCISCO, Sept 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News
Network/ — Motorola,
Inc. (NYSE: MOT)
today unveiled the vision behind its Android portfolio with the
Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is the first and only solution to sync
posts, messages, photos and much more–from sources such as
MySpace, Twitter, Gmail(TM), work and personal e-mail, and LastFM–and
automatically deliver it to the home screen. Content is fed into
streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more
it. MOTOBLUR will be available first on Motorola’s new 3G
device, called Motorola
CLIQ(TM) in the U.S. and Motorola
DEXT(TM) elsewhere around the globe.
Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices,
announced MOTOBLUR today during a keynote at GigaOM’s Mobilize ’09
MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience
for consumers by delivering a unique mobile device experience designed
the way people interact today,” said Jha. “MOTOBLUR, which will be
available on our first Android-powered device and on multiple Android
in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are
social and smart.”
leverages Motorola’s experience in mobile Linux and open
platforms, and taps in to the broad Android ecosystem. The proprietary
differentiates Motorola’s product portfolio of Android-powered devices
supplies the power and flexibility to continuously deliver a variety of
rich consumer experiences across a wide range of devices with multiple
Organized, Streamed and Delivered
MOTOBLUR, all conversation threads, friend updates, stories,
links, photos and more are automatically delivered to live widgets on
screen. There is no need to open and close different applications or
It’s all organized, streamed and delivered throughout the device in
-- Happenings: View all your social site updates in one spot with the live
Happenings application. Every friend feed, status update, wall post,
bulletin and photo upload is automatically delivered and ready for
immediate reply, any way you like.
-- Messages: Quickly scroll through the Messages application for a
snapshot of current work or personal e-mails, social site messages, and
texts, with the ability to respond to any message however you want no
matter how it was sent: text, email, IM and more.
-- Social Status: Blast your status right from the home screen and even
save time by updating your status to one or all your social networks at
-- News Feeds: Keep track of your favorite news feeds, sports scores or
even celebrity gossip without leaving the home screen.
-- Calendar: Integrate your work calendar with Google Calendar(TM) into one
Calendar widget that shows the next appointment right from the home
Contacts with Context
keeps track of all contacts so it’s easy to keep up.
Contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work
well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes
contacts make to their information so you don’t have to. When making or
receiving a phone call, your friend’s latest profile picture and status
shown on the screen. In the contacts view, see your communication
each person and their latest social network broadcasts organized in an
easy-to-read manner so you’ll always know the latest info about friends
family. Plus, communicate with them anyway you like, directly from
Up for Peace of Mind
is easy to set up and secure, so there is no need to
worry about misplacing the phone. All contacts, log-in information,
customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up on the
MOTOBLUR secure server. Lost or stolen phones can be found with
A-GPS from the online owner’s portal, and data can even be wiped clean.
enter the account username and password on the next MOTOBLUR phone, and
information will be ready and waiting.
with Apps and Widgets
Motorola CLIQ, mix and match thousands of applications and
widgets from MOTOBLUR, Android Market(TM) or pre-loaded Google(TM)
services. Everything from messages to news feeds to sports scores to
Happenings widget to Google Maps(TM) can be added to create custom home
that fit anyone’s multi-faceted life.
on the First Phone with Social Skills
will first be available on Motorola’s new Android-powered
device, called Motorola CLIQ in the U.S. and Motorola DEXT around the
This QWERTY slider comes packed with all the bells and whistles:
-- Never be out of contact with a full HTML browser, 3G speed and Wi-Fi.
-- Snap photos with the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus; upload photos
simply to your favorite photo sharing or social sites.
-- Play back your favorite YouTube(TM) videos or capture them and easily
upload them for your friends to view.
-- Use the 3.5 mm headset jack to plug in your own headphones and easily
connect to your music, create your own playlist or discover new music by
seeing what your friends are listening to on LastFM.
Around the Globe
will be available first on select Motorola devices in the
fourth quarter with regional carriers worldwide. In the U.S., Motorola
with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively with T-Mobile USA. Motorola
with MOTOBLUR will be available with Orange in the United
Kingdom and France,
Telefonica in Spain
and America Movil in Latin America.
specific regional availability and pricing, contact your local
Motorola representative. To experience MOTOBLUR, please visit www.motorola.com/motoblur.
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Media Link Bridges Digital Worlds
also is making it easier to manage your digital worlds
with Motorola Media Link. This desktop experience connects your phone,
the web, giving you the ability to manage, secure, share and extend
phone’s media. Transfer and organize media such as photos and videos
albums and sync your iTunes and Windows Media playlists and music.
Motorola Media Link helps you expand your phone with new downloads,
applications, ringtones, wallpapers and more — directly from your
Media Link will be
available for multiple Motorola devices including CLIQ and DEXT.