Motorola Cliq Video Review


The Motorola Cliq comes in at a good time for T-mobile. They need a fresh uptake of Android phones, away from the slew of present HTC phone( if only they had brought the HERO state side). That been said. the Cliq is a very friendly user experience, with a solid hardware construction and the Motoblur screen that does a lot to improve on the Android OS in many ways.

Pictures from the Camera. Set at 3 MP. This was taken around 6 am without Flash.

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  • Full Touchscreen with FULL QWERTY side slider
  • 320 x 480 pixel screen resolution
  • Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • MicroSD up to 32GB support
  • 1420 mAh battery
  • Syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more—from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail, and LastFM
  • 5 stellar homescreen widgets to keep you always in-the-know: Happenings, Messages, Social Status, News Feeds, Calendar… plus your widgets from Android Market
  • MOTO Blur account allows you to back up your contacts/data, find a lost phone and easily integrate your existing contact info for friends/family/business

Here is some Motorola CLIQ spec info via the Press Kit:

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The one thing that I would like to hear answered is the question of OS updates. The Cliq runs 1.5 (cupcake). All other Android phones are running 1.6 (Donut).  I wonder how Motorola will handle the updates to either Donut or Eclair2.0). Will it be OVA via T-mobile or through MotoBlur service. In all a very solid first effort by Motorola and a good step to recovery in the cellphone market. The attention to social media was a solid choice and I predict this will be the new side kick for the T-mobile teenage crowd.