Motorola Announces Motorola Cliq for T-Mobile with new MotoBlur Service

motorola cliqWhen you think about it, this is Motorola’s Palm moment. Will they wow with the company’s first Android device–all of their eggs are pretty much in that basket–or will the RAZR maker fade into obscurity. Today at the Mobilize 09 conference Motorola made its pitch to remain relevant in the mobile phone world. Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, introduced to a packed house the MotoBlur platform, which will run on the Motorola Cliq for T-Mobile.

This Cliq delivers integrated social networking and messaging and a unique interface. Has built in live widgets and a customizable home screen. Widgets include social status. From the home screen you have one-touch access to services like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. Best of all, one update can be broadcast everywhere.  The goal is to not to dig through menus.

CIMG0213When it comes to messaging, you can see all of them coming through to the Cliq’s home screen. Don’t have to focus on how to send messages. You view messages in an aggregated view. All your messages are organized for you in streams. You have a single unified address book, complete with a quick view of the latest status updates of your friends. As with the iPhone, you can track your phone if stolen and wipe the device.

The device will come in two colors, Titanium and White. No word on pricing yet. As for specs, it has 3G and Wi-Fi, GPS, 5-MP camera (with picture editing and geo tagging tools), 24fps video, and a 3.5mm headphone jack (huzzah). Jha also talked about standard Google services being integrated.

We look forward to reviewing the Cliq once it hits T-Mobile. Should be good competition of the myTouch 3G.

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