Motorola came back on the mobile market recently with a new Android model called Droid. It seem that Droid is not the single model and Motorola had another Android based model, called Cliq.
Cliq features a QWERTY sliding keyboard, same as Droid, but it’s more stylish and personalised. It weights 163 grams, has 15,6 mm thick and is made by plastic.
The display has 3.1-inches and is TFT capacitive one, supporting a resolution up to 320 x 480 pixels.
Under the display we find 3 buttons: Menu, Home and Back(from left to right) while the top of phone hosts the 3.5mm headphone jack port.
On the right side we have a power/lock button and the camera key one.
The left is the place where volume rocker buttons are placed, along with a microUSB port and a mute switch.
If you slide the phone to right you’ll discover the 4-row QWERTY keyboard. Keys are rounded and very easy to be pressed so it’s a little chance to accidentally press a wrong key while typing. The alt, space and sym keys are situated on the last row of the keyboard while the D-pad is on the left side and the enter key is hosted on the right side.
A 5-megapixel camera is on the back of the phone and has autofocus, 4x digital zoom, but no Led flash. It captures photos at 2592 x 1944 pixels and videos in HVGA format @24fps (MP4). Support for geo-tagging and picture editing is also available. Also on the back we will find, under a panel the 1420 mAh lithium polymer battery capable of lasting 325 hours in standby time.
Cliq operating system is Android version 1.5 (Cupcake) powered by a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor. The user interface is called MotoBlur and supports perfectly our favourite applications: MySpace, Photobucket, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, Google, last.fm, Quickoffice, YouTube, Accuweather, Amazon Music Store, imeem, Shazam. You can use or personalise this apps in any way you want using them as widgets on the main screen.
Connectivity is a point where Motorola phone shines: 3G, Gprs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, microUSB(v 2.00) are the hard workers. Gps is also available with A-Gps support and comes with Google Maps with Street View app and E-Compass support.
Phone is available in stores since October(2009) and according to T-Mobile can be bought with a price starting from 200$.