20 Comments

Summary:

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.

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

    Share
  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.

    Share
    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.

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

    Share
  4. Looks buggy. :O(

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

    Share
  6. [...] — 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 [...]

    Share
  7. [...] 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 [...] [...]

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

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

    Share
  10. [...] at JKOnTheRun got their hands on the Cliq phone backstage at Mobilize 09, and you can watch a video they shot of it in action here.  They write: "It invokes images of an iPhone, although one with a nice keyboard that slides [...]

    Share
  11. Im from the Netherlands and still waiting for the launch of the Motorola Cliq. It will probably be available in a fourtnight. However the Dutch version will be white. But I think the Samsung will be the most appealing Android phone up till now (Amoled display, battery, etc).

    I’m a webdesigner and love internet and it’s possibilities. And Android/Google will make the future different. Hopefully it will be a better place, but surely it will be fun.

    Hope to receive my Galaxy soon. Then I will post my experiences on http://www.Motorola-Cliq.com Also hope to learn a lot here of the Samsung and Android.

    Share
  12. motorola rocks

    Share
  13. [...] the first of what Motorola are promising will be dozens of new Android-based smartphones. [Source: GigaOm, [...]

    Share
  14. [...] on a laptop. The Backflip is expected to run the Motorola Blur interface, like the Cliq that debuted at the Mobilize 09 conference earlier this [...]

    Share
  15. [...] on a laptop. The Backflip is expected to run the Motorola Blur interface, like the Cliq that debuted at the Mobilize 09 conference earlier this [...]

    Share
  16. [...] Jha, the co-CEO of Motorola, which is a Google partner building Android handsets, told me after the event that Motorola won’t focus solely on designing handsets for the [...]

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post