At last, Motorola got a top class operating system for its smartphones: Their new Motorola Cliq uses Google's Android, packing 3G, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, 5MP camera and a new social networking-oriented user interface/service called Motoblur.
The Motorola Cliq—which is exclusive to T-Mobile (US)— has the usual Android features, but it adds its own software and services, grouping it all under its own user interface. The whole thingamajig is called Motoblur.
It will be included in other Motorola Android-based smartphones. It logs into all your different networks and accounts, from mail to Twitter to Facebook to anything in between, serving you the content in the front page. Widgets pop up on the main screen, allowing you to respond to messages and updates with one click.
The Motorola Cliq has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a D-pad. You know, for games. The 5MP camera comes with autofocus and 24 and 30 frames per second video recording. They have also included a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It has the usual 3G connectivity, as well as the obligatory integrated GPS, with turn-by-turn directions.
It will come in two colours for the Christmas holiday season: Winter white and titanium. [Motorola Cliq]