Motorola Cliq / Dext with MOTOBLUR

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  • 528 MHz, 512 ROM, 256 RAM
  • 3.1″ HVGA screen (320 x 480)
  • 5.0 MP cam, auto-focus
  • 24 fps video & geo-tagging
  • accelerometer, compass
  • proximity/light sensors
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Exchange support
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1420 mAh battery
  • MyFaves
  • Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
  • MOTOBLUR

Motorola announced today that the Motorola Cliq, previously known as Morrison, will be released by the end of the year on T-Mobile. The name has caused a bit of confusion on the webernets because the HTC device known as Tattoo once bore the moniker, Click. (cont.)

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Continuing a tradition of twiddling URIs and discovering slips and product pages that were meant to stay under wraps, Engadget was able to snag a screen grab over at the T-Mo store today that indicates magenta will be offering the device for $400 outright and FREE on contract. The product entry has since been removed. (cont.)

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As you can see, the Stateside version of the phone will be available in Winter White and Midnight Titanium. Mmmm…majestic. The phone will launch internationally as Dext – like in poindexter. I’m just looking for context here.

Perhaps the biggest news of the day is that Cliq is the first phone to feature MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s customized Android UI and bundle of social hooks, which flows in the same vein as HTC’s Sense (though not as glossy and minus some flash). They’ve gone with a black and red theme for system settings and the Market. I’m liking that.

MotoBlur integrates data from various social networking streams under your contacts, like Sense. Also like Sense, Blur will attempt to link your contacts to their social accounts via email addresses, but associations can be created manually as well. Cliq is being called, “the first phone with social skills.” Check it out in the demo below from Noah Kravitz who was live at the event. Widgets, Exchange calendar support, and channels are covered: (cont.)

And here’s the keynote demo, delivered by Moto’s CEO, Sanjay Jha, via mobileburn.com. (Thanks for editing out the parts designed to convince us that people actually use cell phones):

Check out Motorola’s official product page here. More to come…

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