Motorola CLIQ 2 Android 2.2 Powered Smartphone Launched; Features Slide-out QWERTY Keypad

Motorola and T-Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola CLIQ 2 Smartphone powered by Android 2.2 FroYo with MOTOBLUR user interface, which features a large 3.7-inch touch-screen display with a slide-out full QWERTY keypad that allows users to play hard and work hard.

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MOTOBLUR user interface is Motorola’s Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and synchronizes contacts to keep conversations in constant motion.

MOTOBLUR helps sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more, from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail and Last.FM etc, and automatically deliver them to the home screen into easy-to-manage streams.

Motorola CLIQ 2 is a 3G smartphone that benefits from faster speeds at no additional cost on the T-Mobile 4G network. The phone features an intelligently designed slide-out keypad shortens the distance between keys and increases key size for fast text entry.

Powered by Android 2.2 FroYo operating system, the smartphone allows users to experience rich web content with full Adobe Flash Player. Combined with easy access to more than 100,000 applications and games from Android Market, the latest movie hits from the pre-loaded BLOCKBUSTER ONDEMAND application, and favorite reads via the pre-loaded Amazon Kindle application, users can turn CLIQ 2 into an entertainment hub.

The new Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone’s sleek touch-screen design, combined with great navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad, as well as the inclusion of Adobe Flash Lite, make browsing the web on its 3.7-inch high-resolution 480 x 854 pixel resolution display a breeze.

With MOTOBLUR user interface users can navigate and organize their messages, happenings, news, apps and widgets, like never before. Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone’s innovative built-in navigation panel works seamlessly with hands so that users can see everything on-screen as it happens, unobstructed.

Messaging is also made easier on Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone with the combination of MOTOBLUR features, a palm and pocket-friendly design and Swype, a new feature that makes responding to messages and entering text easier than ever.

MOTOBLUR also provides end-users with convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary. Subsequently, one user name and password brings back contacts, messages and connectivity to previously configured networks and email providers.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone is quad-band GSM and tri band 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and triband 3G HSDPA 1700/2100/850 MHz network ready handset is powered by 1GH Processor running Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo operating system and offers clear telephonic calls using dual microphones and noise cancellation technology. There is no news about the device’s OS upgradability either.

Featuring a large 3.7-inch 256K colors capable 480 x 854 pixels TFT capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass display the Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto screen rotate, Proximity sensor for auto touchscreen disable while engaged in call, Digital compass, and a capacitive trackball at the bottom of the device.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone comes with 1GB internal storage along with 512MB of ROM and 256MB of internal RAM and allows up to 32GB expandable memory via microSD card slot allowing practically unlimited contacts and SMS records. A 2GB memory card comes along with the system.

For data connectivity, Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone offers GPRS class 12, EDGE class 12, 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps download connection, WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN with DLNA feature, Bluetooth 2.0 + stereo A2DP wireless connection in addition to microUSB 2.0 port for wired connection and charging.

Users can share media on larger screen, as Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone is DLNA-enabled, allowing users to stream and share content on other DLNA-enabled devices. In addition, customers can easily frame the moments captured on CLIQ 2 with the Print to Retail feature, which allows copies to be made at a local photo retailer.

Users can work remotely on Motorola CLIQ 2 using Quickoffice to view and edit important documents right on their phones. Even connect a laptop or other device to the Internet using CLIQ 2 as a 3G mobile hotspot or through Wi-Fi Sharing.

The CLIQ 2 smartphone comes with Full HTML Android Webkit browser with Adobe Flash Lite support and Android Market gives users access to more than 100,000 apps and widgets, allowing users to freely customize BACKFLIP smartphone to their taste and liking.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone also includes 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with 2592 x 1944 pixel still picture resolution, geo-tagging, and Dual-LED flash and video recording in 320 x 480 pixels @ 15fps, FM radio with RDS and also features MP3 and video media players that supports H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMV v9, MIDI, AMR NB, WMVA v9 files. There is no front-facing camera for video calling.

In addition, the Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone also features GPS receiver with A-GPS and google maps and it comes preloaded with lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable MapmyIndia maps of 401 cities in India.

Supporting SMS/MMS/EMS the Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone also features Email software supporting corporate (Exchange), Gmail, IMAP, POP3, attachment and browser document viewer including Microsoft Office and pdf, HTML email composer. The phone also offers IM application supporting AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger, and Google Talk.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 comes with 1420 mAh Li-Ion battery that allows 312 hrs of standby time and 8 hours talktime on 2G network and comes with built-in access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter Direct Messaging and other social networking sites.

Motorola CLIQ 2 also provides a helping hand with communication overload. MOTOBLUR helps manage email and social networking services right from the home screen without separately accessing Facebook and Twitter, among others. And, time won’t be wasted because customizable filters allow consumers to control the types of messages and updates displayed in their home-screen widgets.

Price and Availability

Offered in a titanium hue with a smoke gray finish, Motorola CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR user interface will be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers on Jan. 19th.

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