Motorola forays in Android world with Cliq

T-Mobile Motorola Cliq comes with Motoblur

On Thursday morning, Motorola finally and officially introduced its much anticipated first Google Android device: the Motorola Cliq.

The announcement was made by Motorola’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha at the ‘Gigaom Mobilize 2009 conference’ here in San Francisco, who was later joined by Cole Brodman, T-Mobile’s chief technology and information officer, to show off the Motorola Cliq.

The Cliq measures 4.49 inches tall by 2.28 inches wide by 0.62 inch thick and weighs 5.6 ounces. It features a 3.1-inch HVGA touch screen with a 320×480 pixel resolution and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a soft keyboard. It’s also equipped with a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack.

Motorola Cliq will run Android 1.5 Cupcake and offers access to Google’s various services, including Google Maps with Street View, Google Voice Search, Picasa, and GTalk. The smartphone supports a number e-mail clients, such as Yahoo, Windows Live, and other POP3 and IMAP services, and syncs with Microsoft Exchange, including calendar. The QuickOffice Suite is also onboard for document viewing.
The quad-band Cliq is 3G-capable and offers a full HTML Google browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Multimedia features come in the form of a 5-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities and a built-in music and video player. The smartphone also comes preloaded with the Amazon MP3 Store, a dedicated YouTube app, Shazam,, and Imeem. Rated talk time is 6 hours and up to 13.5 days of standby time.

Engadget Mobile came up with a really nice peice of information Motorola Cliq will come free with a 2 year contract. The info was on the main T-Mobile website and Cliq was listed at $399.99 straight up or 100% FREE on a 2-year contract.

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