Excerpt: Available in Motorola CLIQ for US and Motorola DEXT in Europe, check out SlashGear latest review on the first Motorola Android OS. The Motorola CLIQ has a 3.1-inch full touch screen, a slide-out QWERTY hardware keyboard and also featuring its unique MOTOBLUR with tight social networking site integration.
Conclusion: If social networking is your thing, then this is your phone. MOTOBLUR has got that covered in a big way. If you just want an Android phone with a keyboard and don't find the G1's prototype looks appealing, then the Cliq is still worth a look and you can turn off some/any/all of the social networking widgets and accounts easily enough. Should you decide you want some back, it's just as easy to re-enable them.
Excerpt: While the Motorola Droid / Motorola Milestone isn't Motorola's first Android smartphone, it gets all the attention. However, the title of being Motorola's first Android smartphone deserves the Motorola Cliq / Motorola Dext, Motorola unveiled early September . The Motorola Cliq (for North America) / Motorola Dext (for Europe and Latin America) is a slider phone with software and a 4-row hardware keyboard that still runs on Android 1.5 (Cupcake).
Summary: Despite what people say, there’s no such thing as an “objective” review because so much depends of how you use phones. If
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Excerpt: Motorola used to be a key player in the mobile space. I actually used to covet the Q9H and even debated about getting one as a primary phone a while back, not to mention that just about everyone had a RAZR. Unfortunately, Motorola has since fallen down and with this latest entrance into the mobile space, is hoping to not only redefine the company, but also what can be done with Android.
Summary: The $199 Motorola Cliq is a top-notch Android device, and is our favorite smart phone on T-Mobile, beating out the similarly priced myTouch 3G. While the latter is lighter, the Cliq's touch interface is more compelling. We also like the Cliq's comfy physical keyboard, sharper camera (even though it lacks a flash), and better integration with your social networks. If you don't need a full keyboard, the HTC Hero for Sprint is also a great buy.
Review: Motorola DEXT / CLIQ – another social networking play with MotoBLUR
7 April 2010
Conclusion: There’s no doubting that the Motorola DEXT is a decent smartphone and I really like where the company is heading with MotoBLUR. Even in its current incarnation, it’s really fun and in parts genuinely useful. That said, there’s a lot of room for improvement. The scalability issue needs to be solved as not all social networking contacts are equal. Twitter integration also needs to support the conversational aspect of the service.
Excerpt: When a once leading, now last place smartphone maker dumps Windows Mobile and goes to in an entirely different direction—Android—it’s an all or nothing decision. Who knew that this would be the thing that might save the company?