Mobile phone manufacturer, Motorola stepped into the spotlight last week with the Motorola CLIQ, the latest entry into the Android phone market. Weighing in at a solid 5.6 oz, the 2.28 x 4.49 x 0.62 incher is the company’s first phone featuring Google’s much lauded OS. The sleek and sexy slider features a 3.1 inch HVGA touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It also features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and is configured for editing shots on the fly and geotagging.
Snazzy camera features are okay, but with the competition for hottest Android phone heating up, Motorola wants to throw it’s name in the ring for Android dominance in the early rounds. And they’re bring out the big guns. In addition to all the preloaded applications including imeem, Mint, USA Today, and Twitter, Motorola is also unveiling MOTOBLUR. An uber-widget, MOTOBLUR, is kind of like The One Ring in “Lord of the Rings” series. It takes all communications (email, social networking, texts) and funnels everything into one manageable stream. There’s a potential for some serious information overload here, but if you’re an extreme social networker that likes to stay up on all the action, I’m sure you’ll be just fine.
But there’s more to CLIQ than an obsessive need to know every time one of contacts so much moves an inch since the last time you LOLed at them. The phone also gets approximately six hours of talk time. It also plays music and has ShazamID to help you navigate your collection of songs. While the phone is capable of supporting up to 32GB with a MicroSD card, it only comes packaged with a 2GB card essentially requiring that you purchase another card. Available in titanium and winter white, the CLIQ is a T-Mobile exclusive and is slate to hit stores this fall. No word on pricing as of yet.
CLIQ definitely has potential, but all that emphasis on social networking may turn some people off. Contrary to popular belief, some people like to use their smartphones for other things besides twittering about what they had for lunch. I mean, I’m not one of them, but they do exist.Category: Gadgets, Want it, web 2.0 | Tags: android, apps, MOTOBLUR, Motorola, Motorola CLIQ, smartphone, Social Networking