For the past few months, we’ve been talking about how Motorola needs to catch up on its competitors. We’ve also mentioned how they could probably do this with their plans on creating Android-based handsets. Well, it’s here, Motorola introduced the Motorola Cliq, its very first Android-based smartphone.
Android is, open – meaning developers can create their own unique feature/functionality for their Android-based device. Motorola introduced Cliq with Motoblur, a custom interface that pulls communications from e-mail, text messages, and social networking, throwing them all onto the user’s home page. With its announcement, there have been mixed responses regarding Motionblur.
In theory, the concept is a very good idea. One widget for e-mail, text messages, and social networking is certainly more convenient than a smattering of individual apps. However, the flaw that others are talking about is that of number of incoming messages. Several sites online speculated that users does not have the ability to block out the networks they’re less interested in. This is not such a big deal and I’m pretty sure Motorola will refine this feature as time goes by.
Another cool feature is the ability to track your phone via assisted GPS if it gets lost. You can wipe it remotely and then all of your information is saved on the MOTOBLUR’s servers.
The Cliq has Wi-Fi support, turn-by-turn GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, has a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack and streams video in 24 fps (frames per second). It comes in an attractive titanium white and winter white.