Thursday, October 29, 2009

The New Android-Powered Motorola CLIQ

motorola cliqMotorola has finally released its first Android-powered smartphone, the CLIQ. It provides everything you could possibly want or need in a phone. From photo-sharing sites to Web-based e-mail to TeleNav-powered voice-enabled turn-by-turn directions, the Motorola CLIQ has it all.

First lets discuss the most noticeable details, the CLIQ’s appearance and design. Honestly, the phone is a bit bulky, measuring 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 inches and weighing in at 5.7 ounces. It features a glass front, surrounded by black plastic and a darkened chrome accent around the smooth sides. The touch response on the brightly lit, 3.1-inch, 320 x 480-pixel touch screen is quite impressive. Although it’s screen is slightly smaller than the T-Mobile G1 and the myTouch 3G, the CLIQ’s impressive touch response definitely makes it stand out. The four-row QWERTY keyboard is accurate, quiet, and extremely comfortable to use, making texting and e-mailing a breeze. Overall, if you can handle the CLIQ’s bulk, you’ll have no other complaints about the appearance or design.

Now one side of the CLIQ that lots of people are going to love is its outstanding ability to integrate messaging and social networking. It is really the most customizable Android phone currently available on the market. Motorola offers their MotoBlur service that has the ability to integrate and incorporate all of your online communications in one spot. Whether it’s Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Gmail, or Yahoo Mail, MotoBlur bring together all the updates, contacts, and information into one easy location. There are five home screen panels on the CLIQ that handle your personal status updates, text messages and e-mails, your contacts recently uploaded photos and status updates, all events and changed contact information, and so much more. Now how much more ease with your social networking could you want from your phone?

The specs on the CLIQ were fairly impressive as well. It features a 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7201A processor with 256MB of RAM and 256MB of internal storage. It could be a little bit faster, but for most situations this handles things just fine. The smartphone features TeleNav-powered voice-enabled turn-by-turn directions, GoogleMaps with Street View, and Google Latitude for locating your friends. The CLIQ also includes impressive video recording and playback and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus.

Considering all the facts, if you are a social networking addict or just a person looking for a fast reliable smartphone, the Motorola CLIQ could definitely be the answer for you.

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