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Motorola has followed through on its promise to enter the Android smartphone market, unveiling the Cliq, a small phone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The company has added its own home screen magic, called MotoBlur, that graphically integrates all user messaging accounts. Messages received appear on […]

Motorola has followed through on its promise to enter the Android smartphone market, unveiling the Cliq, a small phone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The company has added its own home screen magic, called MotoBlur, that graphically integrates all user messaging accounts. Messages received appear on the screen no matter how they were sent, whether via email, text message or social network.

We cornered a Motorola rep backstage at the Mobilize conference just before the phone was announced and shot a quick video of it in action. It invokes images of an iPhone, although one with a nice keyboard that slides out of the screen. The keyboard feels really good to use, and the performance of everything is very fast. The phone will be available later this year with T-Mobile in the U.S.

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  1. Mobilize 09: Live Coverage Thursday, September 10, 2009

    [...] Hands-on: Motorola’s First Android Phone [...]

  2. James,
    More info please ,

    Keyboard ( on screen and hard)
    Browser
    CPU Spec
    Memory
    Is SD slot available
    Battery life
    construction quality
    Speed of operation

    and finally how does it compare with iPhone , Pre.

    1. how do you turn on the phone radio on the motorola cliq. i just got the phone. i register to start a new account through motoblur and i can’t pass that error reading.

  3. Motorola’s First Android, the “Cliq” With MOTOBLUR | Wap Review Thursday, September 10, 2009

    [...] full specs and a MOTOBLUR video and interactive simulator.  There’s also a video hands on posted on GigOM. Google Docs, calendar, [...]

  4. Looks buggy. :O(

  5. Hope that’s just a small hand holding the phone and not a huge phone in a normal hand.

  6. INQ to Make Android Phones Thursday, September 10, 2009

    [...] — group of handset makers building phones on top of the Google mobile OS platform, including Motorola and HTC. Meehan told Om that the older players in the handset market have been sluggish in adapting [...]

  7. Top Posts « WordPress.com Thursday, September 10, 2009

    [...] Hands-on: Motorola’s First Android Phone Motorola has followed through on its promise to enter the Android smartphone market, unveiling the Cliq, a small phone [...] [...]

  8. Looks awesome. Goodbye iphone & AT&T.

  9. Linkpost | 9.10.2009 – L&C Tech Talk Friday, September 11, 2009

    [...] Hands-on: Motorola’s First Android Phone – It’s the Cliq, with sliding QWERTY [...]

  10. Video: Hands on with the Motorola CLIQ | The Android Site Friday, September 11, 2009

    [...] [via GigaOm] [...]

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