Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Motorola Introduces Android-based CLIQ with T-Mobile

Motorola unveiled its Android-based smartphone featuring a unique "MOTOBLUR" capability that automatically syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and tweets from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, and LastFM.

CLIQ is a GSM slider phone that features a 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with video capture and playback at 24 frames per second, a 3.5mm headset jack, a music player with pre-loaded Amazon MP3 store application, Shazam, iMeem Mobile, and a pre-installed 2GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB of removable memory.

MOTOBLUR taps in to the Android ecosystem. Every friend feed, status update, wall post, bulletin and photo upload is automatically delivered to a widget on the homescreen. Contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail as well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes friends or contacts make to their information.

"With MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience for consumers by delivering a unique mobile device experience designed around the way people interact today," said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices. "MOTOBLUR, which will be available on our first Android-powered device and on multiple Android devices in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are instinctive, social and smart." 

MOTOBLUR will be available first on select Motorola devices in the fourth quarter with regional carriers worldwide. In the U.S., Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively with T-Mobile USA. Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR will be available with Orange in the United Kingdom and France, Telefonica in Spain and America Movil in Latin America.

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