Motorola, Inc. has its first Android-based smartphone, the Motorola CLIQ, which comes with MOTOBLUR, a solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and more from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail, and LastFM. All this information is automatically delivered to the home screen on the handset.
The Motorola CLIQ brand will be used in the U.S. and the company says the handset will be known as Motorola DEXT elsewhere around the globe.
Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices says “With MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience for consumers by delivering a unique mobile device experience designed around the way people interact today,” said Jha. “MOTOBLUR, which will be available on our first Android-powered device and on multiple Android devices in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are instinctive, social and smart.”
MOTOBLUR leverages Motorola’s experience in mobile Linux and open platforms, and taps in to the broad Android ecosystem. The proprietary solution differentiates Motorola’s product portfolio of Android-powered devices and continuously deliver a variety of new and rich consumer experiences across a wide range of devices with multiple carrier partners.
With this platform contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail as well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes friends or contacts make to their information. When making or receiving a phone call, your friend’s latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen. In the contacts view, see your communication history with each person and their latest social network broadcasts organized in an easy-to-read manner so you’ll always know the latest info about friends and family.
Lost or stolen phones can be found with integrated A-GPS from the online owner’s portal, and data can be wiped clean remotely. Simply enter the account username and password on the next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting.
The phone comes with a built-in 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and can upload photos to photo sharing or social sites. The screen resolution is 320 x 480 pixels. The phone weighs 163.00 g; (5.7 oz) and measures 58 x 114 x 15.6 mm (2.28 x 4.49 x 0.61 in).
These new handsets work on WCDMA 900/1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and are compatible with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12.
MOTOBLUR will be available first on select Motorola devices in the fourth quarter with regional carriers worldwide. In the U.S., Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively with T-Mobile USA. Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR will be available with Orange in the United Kingdom and France, Telefonica in Spain and America Movil in Latin America.