Conclusion: Motorola’s multi-level “why didn’t someone think of this before” intuitive reorganization of the varying ways we stay in contact in the Twitter / Facebook age might take awhile to suss, but it’s well-worth the time. And its non-MOTOBLUR functions are equally well-designed.
Pros: Google Android OS; MOTOBLUR aggregates social network, texting and e-email accounts; slide-out horizontal keyboard; 5 MP camera
Cons: Heavy and bulky; message windows obscure screen; no camera flash; 3-line (rather than 4-line) QWERTY keypad
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.