The best Google Android powered smartphones will no longer remain confined to the HTC domain. Motorola has entered into a partnership with Google to produce Motorola smartphones running on the Android platform. Motorola Cliq MB200 will be the first Google phone of the company.
Motorola Cliq MB200 features
The biggest advantage of Google phones is the accessibility of the popular Google apps preinstalled in the handsets. Motorola Cliq will be no different.
Most of the social networking activities of the Motorola Cliq handset will be centered on the MotoBlur application of the handset. MotoBlur will keep users updated on status changes and latest postings on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. With the help of this software, users will receive notifications on new text messages and emails as they arrive in the inbox. Moreover, MotoBlur offers automatic backup for all contacts and messages. The back up information will be protected on the MotoBlur server by a user name and password. If a user of Motorola Cliq handset loses any information stored in this Motorola Google phone handset, the lost information can be retrieved online from the MotoBlur website. If a Motorola Cliq user loses his handset, the sensitive information stored in the handset can be erased from a remote location through the Moto website.
Motorola Cliq is a touchscreen slider handset with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard. It measures 114mm (length) x 58mm (width) x 16mm (depth) and weighs 163 grams. The touch sensitive display of 320 x 480-pixel resolution is fitted with accelerometer and ambient light sensor. Motorola Cliq features a 5-megapixel camera with 5.4x zoom, auto focus and videos recording capability. The integrated GPS of the phone allows geotagging of photos and videos taken with the Cliq camera. Music lovers will enjoy music streaming from the MP3 music player of the phone. However, FM radio is missing from this Moto handset. Motorola Cliq will run on quad band GSM and tri band WCDMA networks. Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi are supported by this Google phone. PC syncing through the USB 2.0 port will be aided by the MotoBlur software. The battery of the phone will support up to 6 hours of talk time and 325 hours of standby time.
Motorola Cliq will be available from T-Mobile. The price of the phone is believed to be around $400 without any T-Mobile service contract.