Excerpt: Here come the CES 2011 devices! The Motorola CLIQ 2 is in the house, and it's a huge upgrade to the original device. Sporting a 1 GHz processor, 3.7-inch display, physical QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR, and a 5-megapixel camera, it's a nice mid-range device.
Excerpt: The CES devices are starting to trickle in! The Motorola CLIQ 2 arrived last week, and it's an upgrade from the original device. Offering a 1 GHz processor, 3.7-inch display, physical QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR, and a 5-megapixel camera, it's a nice mid-range device.
Summary: The Motorola Cliq 2 is the successor to the original Motorola Cliq. Designed to once again target the mid tier and teenage market this smartphone is packed with features, but does it have what it takes to stand on its own in a highly competitive market in the U.S.?
Excerpt: The Motorola Cliq 2 is one of the newest members in the T-Mobile Android 2.2 line. The Cliq 2 features a unique honeycomb designed full QWERTY keyboard. The MotoBlur user interface will appeal to the social networking addict by simplifying ways to update status and share media.
Pros: + Feels comfortable and slip-resistant in hand
Conclusion: Compared to its predecessor, the CLIQ 2 is a huge improvement. The display and build-quality are particular stand-outs, as is the performance from the 1GHz processor, and we prefer MOTOBLUR when it's not so all-encompassing.
Summary: The Motorola Cliq 2 has some things going for it, including a social networking-friendly interface and much faster performance than the original Cliq. The keyboard is definitely unorthodox, but it works fairly well once you get the hang of it.
Conclusion: The Motorola Cliq 2 is a pleasant surprise: we didn't expect much from the Cliq line, but the new Cliq 2 is in a league of its own with a large, high resolution multi-touch display, Android OS 2.2 and Froyo.
Pros: Large high res display, hardware keyboard, great call quality., Pro: Well made, fast CPU, large high res display, good GPS and solid camera, runs Froyo.
Cons: Weird Spider Man keyboard wastes space., Con: Hardware keyboard could be better.