Excerpt: Android phones are all the rage at the moment. Motorola, a manufacturer that has always come in for stick for its thudding operating system, has seized the opportunity to turn its hand to someone else’s and had improved on Android in the process. What we like Android smart phones offer a slick touchscreen interface and lots of downloadable programs. This is only the second Android phone with a physical keyboard, though it’s much sleeker than the first, the T-Mobile G1.
Excerpt: The Motorola DEXT was one of the first phones running the Google Android platform. The phone offers a host of features for e-mailing, status updates, tracking tweets, and that will surely attract the rising number of social networking addicts.
Summary: It has been a long and trying period for Motorola. In 2009, the company almost vanished into oblivion with its lack of product updates, amidst the turmoil of a shaky economy compounded by its financial woes. Moving on into the new decade, Motorola is making a renewed effort for its lineup. In a quick turn of events, the mobile manufacturer is now putting all its eggs in one basket with Google and Android.
VIDEOVIEW: Motorola Dext Unboxing and Hardware Hands-on
10 December 2009
Excerpt: Back in September , Motorola announced its first Android smartphone for the US, Europe and Latin America - the Motorola Dext (as it is called in Europe and Latin America) aka the Motorola Cliq (as it is called in the US). The Dext/Cliq, which is Motorola's first smartphone to feature MotoBlur, manages and integrates all kind of communications - from work E-Mail to social messaging activities - all the devices homescreen.
Summary: Time has not been kind to Motorola. It's handsets are increasing falling behind what consumer's see as cutting-edge and they often lack the kind of specs that are common on most phones nowadays. So, when we got the Motorola DEXT in for review, we were'nt expecting much. How wrong we were! The DEXT is probably the only Motorola device we've been excited about since the original RAZR came out – and this is really saying something!
The Motorola DEXT smartphone offers MotoBlur, which unifies emails, SMS messages and social-networking services
Good Gear Guide.au
21 June 2010
Summary: Motorola deserves credit for trying something a little different with this Android-based smartphone. Though the execution of MotoBlur leaves a little to be desired, we think the DEXT will appeal to the younger, social network savvy crowd. If MotoBlur can be refined and its speed improved, future MotoBlur devices may be very exciting.
Pros: Build quality, comfortable keyboard, MotoBlur service, various social-networking portals, 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons: Slow, MotoBlur isn't perfect, phone book quickly becomes cluttered
Excerpt: After suffering the slings and arrows from tech critics for perhaps riding too long on the success of the now iconic Razr flip phone, Motorola has bounced back with the Cliq, and it has won over many critics, receiving impressive ratings and nods of approval. The Motorola Cliq occupies an interesting place in the heavily stratified world of cell phones; it is neither a basic phone nor a smartphone. And in this middle position, it shines quite well.